Taking part in Sunday’s Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, Packers running back DuJuan Harris told Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he plans on being ready for the start of training camp in late July after having a cyst from his lung during the offseason. “Yeah, you always have to have that mind-set to come in and just want to make the team,” Harris said, elaborating. “Everybody wants to make the team. But the team makes decisions for our own good, to try to make the Super Bowl so let’s just run with it. We’re all on the team so we’re all going to work together. Whatever happens after that happens. The main thing we can do is work together and give it our all.” With the addition of two rookie draft choices at running back, it will be a crowded position in Green Bay.
Recently retired wide receiver Donald Driver acknowledged on Sunday at his namesake softball game that he’s received interest from other NFL teams but maintained he’s not interested in playing for any team other than the Packers. “Teams have called and asked would I want to come out (of retirement),” Driver is quoted as saying by Bill Huber of Packer Report. “Nope, I love the green and gold. If the Packers called and asked, ‘Drive, come back to training camp,’ I’ll be back in training camp. Until then, I’ll be sitting at home and just watching football.” With a sold-out crowd coming to see Driver on Sunday as confirmation, Driver is making the right choice to retire as a member of the Packers and going out on his own terms.
Also while in attendance at the Driver softball game, cornerback Davon House took a moment to discuss coming back from last year’s shoulder troubles. “To me, if you think I did good last year then you have a whole other thing coming,” House is quoted as saying at JSOnline. “I won’t have this harness on so it won’t slow me down. So what you saw in the preseason, Week One, there’s going to be a lot of that.” House also said he plans on playing without the harness he had to wear on his shoulder last year. After not practicing during the team’s offseason program, there’s a lot to prove for House in training camp this year.
A feature on running back Alex Green appeared in the Journal Sentinel over the weekend with Green revealing how debilitating his knee injury was last season.
Another feature on head coach Mike McCarthy and his work with the American Family Children’s Hospital is published at ESPNMilwaukee.com.
A series on the most important Packers of 2013 began at FoxSportsWisconsin.com with running back Johnathan Franklin coming in at No. 25, linebacker Dezman Moses at No. 24 and safety Jerron McMillian at No. 23.
A column on the Packers running games appears in the Wisconsin State Journal.
The depth chart in Green Bay gets a look at AllGreenBayPackers.com.
Lombardi Ave. says Aaron Rodgers has no shot at breaking Brett Favre’s records.
A peek at the Packers right tackle situation comes from PackersTalk.com.
Video: A report from the Donald Driver softball game comes from Fox 11 in Green Bay…
Brian Carriveau is the author of “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 email@example.com.