GREEN BAY, Wis. Donald Driver stood on the sideline with his helmet on throughout the Packers' Week 1 loss, just waiting to get called onto the field. But as Green Bay's offense went through its first nine drives against the San Francisco 49ers, Driver could only watch and wait.
Driver, the Packers' all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards, finally got in on the final drive of the game. However, that only happened because Greg Jennings waved himself off the field following a deep pass route.
With Jennings out, either for rest or an undisclosed injury, Driver played the last three snaps of the game, none of which were passes thrown his way.
Driver's situation was not addressed by coach Mike McCarthy after the game.
Driver, 37, is in his 14th NFL season after being drafted in the seventh round by the Packers in 1999.
From 2004 to 2009, Driver had six consecutive seasons with at least 1,000 yards receiving. But in the past two years combined, he has barely surpassed 1,00...