An excerpt from Donald Driver’s upcoming autobiography was recently released on his official website. The preface starts out: “Adversity can wreck your life. Adversity can lay you so low that you never recover. But if you stand up to adversity, it can also make you stronger, wiser, and more compassionate. If you get nothing else out of reading my story, you will come to understand that no matter what your background, no matter what your family life is like, and no matter what obstacles are thrown your way, if you have someone who loves you and looks out for you and if you have a mind to succeed, then anything is possible.” The former Packers wide receiver announced on Twitter that the book will be released on Oct. 22 and the book is now available for pre-order.
Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers finished in a tie for 22nd with a score of 42 at the American Century Championship golf tournament played in Lake Tahoe, Nev. over the weekend and completed on Sunday. Rodgers was the top current Packers players with linebacker A.J. Hawk finishing in a tie for 71st with a score of -4. Former Packers player Sterling Sharpe was the top scorer among all players with ties to the Packers, finishing in a tie for 15th with a score of 46.
The Packers cut wide receiver Terrell Sinkfield over the weekend, on the same day they made official the contract extension of safety Morgan Burnett. “Sinkfield played in college at Northern Iowa and after this year’s NFL draft signed with the Miami Dolphins, who cut him in late May,” writes Pete Dougherty at PackersNews.com. There are now two roster spots currently open on the Packers roster, should they choose to fill them.
While attending his induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame over the weekend, former defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila said he expects linebacker Clay Matthews to break his franchise record with 74.5 sacks, according to Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “Matthews has played four years with the Packers and ranks fifth all-time in sacks with 42½,” writes Vandermause. “If he keeps up that pace, he will break KGB’s record in 2015.” Matthews was also recognized as the Packers’ 2012 team MVP, although he wasn’t in attendance at the banquet on Saturday.
The receivers, including the tight ends, are previewed by Pete Dougherty over at the Press-Gazette.
Entering training camp, Tom Oates of the Wisconsin State Journal has 10 questions facing the Packers.
The training camp countdown series continues at Packer Report with a piece on linebacker Nick Perry.
Video: The receivers get an in-depth look from the guys at the Press-Gazette…
Brian Carriveau is the author of the book “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” and editor of Cheesehead TV’s “Pro Football Draft Preview.” To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.