Jordy Nelson: 'learned a lot' from Donald Driver

CREATED Jan 31, 2013

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  • Donald Driver does a jig after scoring a touchdown reception against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13, 2012, at Lambeau Field. The Packers won, 23-10. It was the 60th TD reception of his career. Image by Mark Hoffman

GREEN BAY - Donald Driver's retirement is bittersweet, a teammate said Wednesday.

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"It's a sad day, but a great day," receiver Jordy Nelson told WTMJ's Wis. Afternoon News.  "It was a great career and today people can look back and appreciate it."

The news wasn't a surprise to Nelson. 

"I knew it was coming," he admitted.  "He was dropping some hints."

Driver shook hands with several teammates during Green Bay's loss to the 49ers in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs.

"We shook hands and I told him 'thank you for everything you've done,'" Nelson said.  "There isn't a better person to learn from."