For the first time in three years, the Packers didn’t spend the first few weeks of the offseason losing sleep over Brett Favre’s future. Sure the front office and the coaching staff wanted the superstar quarterback to return, but things are a lot different today than they were even 12 months ago. “Since last February, [...]
No player benefited more from Brett Favre last season than Koren Robinson. The future Hall of Fame quarterback and the comebacking wide receiver were very tight, and that bond was obvious for all to see. Despite practicing infrequently during the week due to sore knees and displaying limited burst in games, Robinson nevertheless quickly became one of Favre’s favorite targets. But now that No. 4 has retired, there’s a pretty good chance that No. 81 won’t be around come September. “The Packers might give Robinson the opportunity to participate in his first offseason program and training camp with the team, but I’d be very surprised to see him back in 2008,” said a person close to the situation. “I just don’t think that [head coach] Mike McCarthy was all that impressed with what he saw last year.”
With Donald Driver, Greg Jennings and James Jones firmly entrenched as the top three receivers, Robinson would have to battle veteran Ruvell Martin for the No. 4 job. And that’s a fight he probably won’t win. “Martin is a player the coaches really admire,” said the source. “He’s such a tough kid. He’s a terrific downfield blocker and he throws his body around on all the special teams. And as a receiver, he’s been working closely with Aaron Rodgers for the past three years. That’s an awful lot for Robinson to overcome.” As for the No. 5 spot, expect it to be filled by a young player with good return skills and plenty of upside.
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