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Friday, July 11, 2008 7:25:30 PM(UTC)
By Jay Glazer, FOXSPORTS.com
It seems that Brett Favre isn't getting his way in Green Bay anymore.
The Packers legend asked the team for his unconditional release on Friday, but the organization has no intention of granting that request, FOXSports.com has learned. If anything, sources say, the team is prepared to welcome Favre back as a backup to Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers has worked as the team's starter for the last five months and Green Bay has been operating under that assumption since Favre announced his retirement in the beginning of March. Favre re-affirmed his decision to retire at the end of March.
"The finality of (Favre's) decision to retire was accepted by the organization," the team said in a statement released Friday. "At that point, the Green Bay Packers made the commitment to move forward with our football team."
Green Bay would likely trade Favre before releasing him, sources indicate. The team has the cap space to take on Favre's huge salary, but it would rather deal him than give him up for nothing, if those were the two options.
Friday's letter asking for his release is just the latest in what has been quite a soap opera involving Favre and the team this offseason. [url=index.php?name=Pro_News&aid=51]full article[/url].
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