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    Default Green Bay Packer QB Brett Favre UN-retiring???

    Not a Packers fan, but love this guy all the same. Hope he sticks around!


    Brett Favre is considering coming out of retirement, according to an ESPN report. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Wednesday that a Packers source told him the 38-year-old Favre told coach Mike McCarthy in the past two weeks that he has the itch to play.

    "The Packers have no reaction," team spokesman Jeff Blumb told The Associated Press.

    Favre's agent, James 'Bus' Cook, didn't return a message seeking comment. Packers general manager Ted Thompson and McCarthy were on vacation.

    Favre retired March 6 after a 17-year career.

    Cornerback Al Harris said on ESPN's "NFL Live" that Favre made similar comments to him.

    "I know he has the itch to come back and play," Harris said. "If he will or not, I don't know."

    The Packers plan to use Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback for the upcoming season, and he's been leading the team through organized team activities and minicamp.

    Rodgers has been groomed to take over for Favre since being selected in the first round in 2005, but has played sparingly.

    "Aaron is our quarterback," Harris said. "Brett's retired. But if he wanted to come back, there would be some guys who wouldn't mind it. I would welcome him back with open arms."

    According to the ESPN report, the Packers would be reluctant to open the door for Favre because "Brett retired for the right reasons, even though I know his family is tugging on him (to play)."

    Favre has two years left on his contract at an average of about $12.5 million per season. The Packers placed him on the reserve-retired list in the spring so his salary does not now count toward the cap.

    Favre's commitment to retirement has been questioned since his announcement. That talk resumed in mid-June when Favre withdrew from the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, scheduled for July 11-13.

    Tournament spokesman Steve Griffith said then that Favre had to miss the event because of a scheduling conflict.

    When he retired, a teary Favre said, "I've given everything I possibly could give to this organization, the game of football, and I don't think I've got anything left to give And that's it. I know I can play. But I don't think I want to."

    But less than two months later, he told reporters he might be open to returning if Rodgers was injured.

    Favre, a three-time MVP, leads the league with 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 yards passing and 160 career victories. He started 253 consecutive regular-season games, more than any other quarterback in history. Including the playoffs, his streak stands at 275.

    Rodgers, meanwhile, has stirred up controversy himself this week. In a Sports Illustrated article, the quarterback said he didn't need to prove anything to the fans.

    "I don't feel I need to sell myself to the fans," he said in the article. "They need to get on board now or keep their mouths shut."


    OH NO THEY DIDN'T! the celebrities are disposable. the content is priceless

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    no Brett.. quit while you are ahead. too many concussions mister.
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    Yea, I agree. And it's unlikely he'd win another Super Bowl anyway.

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    We big Packers fans, and although I LOVE Favre (a fine specimen, if I do say,) I don't think there's any benefit to him coming back. And, he did kinda screw the Packers because they made plans on him not coming back and putting those replacements in place.

    Favre is a GOD in Green Bay. His pics and likeness are everywhere. Now he wants to be released from the Pack, which is unlikely. Oh what will Green Bay fans do?!?!?!

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    didnt he ask to be released from the Packers now? so he'll be re-retiring soon from another team?
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    C'mon back, Brett! We miss you! GO CHEESEHEADS!

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    This is Michael Jordan all over again. Favre should look at how MJ made a fool out of himself and stay retired. No need to tarnish your legacy.

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