“Dancing with the Stars:” Donald Driver could use a miracle


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Donald Driver, like other athletes on “Dancing with the Stars,” has performed admirably — artistically, even. But at this point, he may need some sort of Hail Mary if he’s going to make people forget Hines Ward’s swivelly performances and hoist the moderately-coveted Mirror Ball Trophy in an in­cred­ibly close competition.

With Green Bay Packers teammates Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews and Coach Mike McCarthy watching, Driver and Peta Murgatroyd performed well Monday night and are in third place with 57 out of 60 points heading into tonight’s elimination show ahead of next week’s finale.

Once the dancing competition ends, Driver will likely confront the issue of his future with the Packers. With depth at wide receiver, it’s “a (Lambeau) leap of faith for anyone to believe that [his future] it will be in Green Bay,” the Journal-Sentinel’s Michael A Hunt writes.

Although Driver, 37, has said he was willing to take a pay cut, Packers General Manager Ted Thompson and McCarthy weren’t talking about his future with the team at the end of April.

When Driver hangs up his dancin’ shoes, that’s likely to change.

Good morning, we are bless. Results tonight. Packer Nation and DWTS fans thanks for the support! Whatever happens tonight! I love you all

— Donald Driver (@Donald_Driver80) May 15, 2012

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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