His press conference/retirement ceremony is set for Wednesday, February 6th at the Lambeau Field Atrium. And yes, it'll be open to fans...tickets are available free at the Packers ticket office, starting 9 am CST on Friday, February 1st.
Chris Carter said it was because the Packers have too many receivers, and Driver was facing a move to another team if he wanted to continue playing. Given the offensive injuries the Packers seem to accumulate every year, Driver could get called up again sometime next season.
"To be the man, you gotta beat demands." -- The Lovely Mrs. Tracker
Gotta love Driver, a tremendous receiver and a class act all the way. The Packers and Packer fans will miss him.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
I remember it happening in a Patriots/Colts game in the late 80's at the end of the first half. It was a fair catch at around midfield, and the Patsies had their punter come on to attempt the field goal.