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I'll try not to bring you too many breathless Twitter updates from voluntary organized training activities, but this one is notable.
Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette is tweeting that Packers receiver Donald Driver is in attendance at Wednesday's open practice. Driver did not show up last week, reportedly because he wants the team to know he is serious about re-negotiating his contract.
At the time, we cautioned everyone against reading too much into an OTA absence. Skipping a mandatory event is the only serious offseason protest a player can make, and the Packers' veteran minicamp isn't scheduled until June 22.
UPDATE: Driver spoke Wednesday afternoon to reporters in Green Bay. Audio can be found here. Driver admitted he is in discussions to alter his contract but said those talks had "nothing to do" with his absence last week. "It's not about negotiating," he said. "I think I have a contract already. It's just reworking that contract. It's not about adding more money onto the contract."
According to Pelissero, the only notable veteran no-shows Wednesday are safety Nick Collins and nose tackle Ryan Pickett. Collins' father died last month and he has not participated in much of the Packers' offseason program.