Driver, Clifton won’t be cut because of age, Packers coach saysWisconsin Sports
Coach Mike McCarthy said both players would probably get a chance to prove their value in the Packers off-season practices and at training camp.
Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that receiver Donald Driver and tackle Chad Clifton would not automatically be cut just because of their ages.
McCarthy said both players would probably get a chance to prove their value in the Packers off-season practices and at training camp.
McCarthy met with reporters during the NFC coaches breakfast at the league owners meetings in Palm Beach Florida. He said the 37-year-old Driver played well in the second half of last season, and that the more receivers competing for jobs at training camp, the better.
Clifton had back surgery after last season. McCarthy says he’ll know more about his condition as the April workouts get underway.
The coach said Clifton would be brought to training camp if he’s healthy enough to compete for his job.
McCarthy also said safety Nick Collins would meet with a specialist this week to see how his injured neck is doing after last fall’s surgery. The coach expects to get a positive report from the doctor, but he said it would still be a team decision on whether Collins returns.
McCarthy said Collins and the coaches would have to agree that it’s safe. He also said running back Alex Green is doing well in his rehab from a torn ACL knee ligament last season.