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The Balls in Their Court: Favre Wants Pack to Release Him


It appears that the Brett Fave vs Packers saga is about to take a rather ugly and fast twist, as reports from various sources are saying that Favre has formally asked the team for his release in a letter sent by his agent, James “Bus” Cook. The story goes that Favre realizes that the Pack does not want him back, not a huge secret at this point, so his desire is for his release to play elsewhere in 2008.

The letter stated that he would like to have an amicable parting, meaning basically he wants no hard feelings when he likely goes to a team that the Pack will have to take on twice a year (Vikings and Bears) and maybe have to fight for the NFC North division title. The Packers did release a statement about the situation and their thoughts on Favre:

“Brett earned and exercised the right to retire on his terms. We wanted him to return and welcomed him back on more than one occasion. Brett’s press conference and subsequent conversations in the following weeks illustrated his commitment to retirement. The finality of his decision to retire was accepted by the organization. At that point, the Green Bay Packers made the commitment to move forward with our football team.”

In other words, Aaron Rodgers is the teams starting QB, no ifs, ands or buts, and Favre if he wants to come back is going to have to play elsewhere, which it now appears he wants to do with the announcement of asking the Pack for his release. The question now is what teams will line up to grab Favre when the Pack finally lets him go. The Vikings and Bears again appear at the top of the list, but many more may very well be lying in wait awating for the moment he’s a free man.

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