Friday July 25, 2008
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Brett Favre has told the Green Bay
Packers he plans to report to training camp this weekend, according
to an NFL Network report Friday -- a move perhaps designed to force
the team to quickly work out a trade for the three-time MVP.
According to the report, Favre told Packers general manager Ted
Thompson on Thursday that he plans to report to camp and will
formally petition NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to be reinstated
as early as Friday. Favre's presence in camp could cause a major distraction for the Packers, providing the team additional motivation to work out a trade.
The team committed to moving on with Aaron Rodgers after Favre
retired in early March, led them to believe he was coming back in
late March, then decided to stay retired -- until he apparently
changed his mind once again in recent weeks.
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