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Brett Favre considering comeback, Packers source claims

Brett Favre considering comeback, Packers source claims Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is considering a comeback, a team source was quoted by ESPN. According to the unnamed source, Brett Favre is ready to ditch retirement and report to training camp with the Packers later this month. "As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," his agent James Cook shut down the comeback rumors. Brett Favre has two years remaining on his contract at an average of about $12.5 million per season. His salary is not currently counting toward the salary cap because the Packers placed him on the reserve-retired list. But according to reports, the Packers would be quite reluctant to allow the 38-year-old quarterback back on the roster.

 "Aaron [Rodgers] is our quarterback. 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," Cornerback Al Harris said on ESPN's NFL Live. Harris also added that Brett Favre also made similar comments to him. At this time Favre has not publicly addressed the comeback rumors. Odds on Favre's possible comeback are in the works, stay tuned.

 Brett Favre retired on March 4th, 2008, following a 17-year-long football career, almost exclusively with the Green Bay Packers (1991 with the Falcons). "Nobody pushed Brett Favre out the door but then nobody encouraged him not to go out that door either. I don't think he had a lot of encouragement to stay, but nobody told him to leave either," his agent was quoted at the time of the retirement announcement. Cook also said that he believed that Favre had not gotten the impression from the Packers that they wanted him back. Although Favre stated that he had been willing to play another year, he felt that another season would only be successful if he led his team to another Super Bowl victory.

 Published on 07/02/2008

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