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Packers | Team looking for a No. 2 WR

Jason Wilde, of the Wisconsin State Journal, reports the Green Bay Packers know WR Donald Driver will be their No. 1 wide receiver. A big question mark entering training camp is who will be the No. 2 wide receiver? It is one of those positions where there are a group of candidates for a starting job only because, well, somebody has to start. Of course, there's also the possibility no one will stand out and somebody will have to start by default. "I hope not. I hope someone jumps up," said head coach Mike McCarthy, who'll open his first training camp a week from today. "The thing about that group, there's going to be a lot of competition there. It's going to be a good group." After Driver, a pair of 2001 draft disappointments, WRs Robert Ferguson and Rod Gardner are the leading candidates to start on the other side. Ferguson has played in all 16 games only once in five years. The coaches were quite taken with rookie second-round pick WR Greg Jennings, who played at Western Michigan after being snubbed by Michigan. He impressed the staff with his route-running and quickness in and out of breaks. Fourth-round pick WR Corey Rodgers is more likely to contribute on special teams. WRs Ruvell Martin, Vince Butler and Chad Lucas lead a crew of youngsters vying for the final roster spot if the team keeps six wide receivers.

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