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    Exclamation Official ALL THINGS Brett Favre thread (MERGED and UPDATED THRU 8/06/2008)

    The New York Jets have received permission to talk to retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre, a source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Friday.

    The Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers have expressed interest in Favre, according to a Packers source. Favre, who retired in April, hasn't made a decision on whether to send in his reinstatement letter. Favre has asked to be released from his contract and is aware of the Jets' and Bucs' interest, the source said. The Packers have no intention of releasing Favre from his contract, which expires after the 2010 season.



    Also Friday, a Packers source told Mortensen that Favre informed Packers general manager Ted Thompson by phone on Thursday that he was planning to report to the team's training camp Sunday.

    The Packers made phone calls Tuesday to several teams after being encouraged by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to resolve the controversy surrounding Favre before camp opens, according to league and players union sources.



    On Wednesday, NFL officials said privately that Favre and the Packers have been talking about which teams he'd be willing to go to in a potential trade, according to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.


    It was the clearest signal yet that the Packers will deal Favre to resolve the current stalemate. Green Bay, which has committed to Aaron Rodgers as its quarterback of the future, wants to keep Favre away from its NFC North rivals -- especially the Minnesota Vikings.



    Goodell has been briefed by Thompson on the status of the team's approach with Favre. Goodell has encouraged the Packers to accelerate that process by surveying teams around the league to determine if there is a trade partner, sources said.



    Goodell also has spoken with Favre, the sources said, telling the veteran passer that he was willing to assist in the process, if necessary.



    Several teams in the AFC and NFC confirmed they have been contacted by the Packers.



    On Thursday, at the Packers' annual shareholders meeting, team president and CEO Mark Murphy hinted at the possibility of Favre playing for another team by conjuring the image of Joe Montana in a Kansas City Chiefs uniform.



    "We want to have positive feelings about Brett and the Packers, and we want him to continue to be a part of the Packer family," Murphy said. "I think the way this is handled will be important in terms of how that plays out in the future. But I'm also cognizant of some of the things that have happened in the past with Joe Montana ending his career with the Chiefs, now you look back on it, most people might not remember that he played with the Chiefs. They remember he was a 49er."

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    Makes the most sense if Green Bay trades him to the Jets to be honest... They don't want him in the NFC and the Bucs.

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    Exclamation ~ ~ ~ Jets Talking To Favre ~ ~ ~


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    You go girl!

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    Just heard Mortensen on ESPN2.

    Jets are interested and they've been given permission to speak to Brett.

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    Lol, and it only took one day of practice to realize it as the smart play...hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetsfan1983 View Post
    Makes the most sense if Green Bay trades him to the Jets to be honest... They don't want him in the NFC and the Bucs.
    I thought Farve already said he wants nothing to do with Fla. Wantas a cold weather team.

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    I guess Clemens and Chad both suck?

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    Articles like this are very much appreciated but they do not change the fact that you have testicles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs View Post
    I guess Clemens and Chad both suck?
    No can't be Mangini just said yesterday that he has no interest in Brett and he is very happy with what he has on the team..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    Just heard Mortensen on ESPN2.

    Jets are interested and they've been given permission to speak to Brett.
    "Hi Brett this is Mike and Eric from the New York Jets, how are you?"

    "I'm doing fine fellas"

    "So how would you like to play in the big apple?"

    "No Thanks"

    "Ok, nice talking to you"

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    Pre-watching Chad and Kellen throw for a day: "We're not interested in Favre."

    Post-watching Chad and Kellen throw for a day: "We would like to talk to Brett Favre."

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    I may be leaning towards bringing him in, even with the assumed circus, we need a QB, and we don't have one on the roster, period.

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    I wonder if the Packers would take Pennington and a second rounder for Favre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TKasper01 View Post
    No can't be Mangini just said yesterday that he has no interest in Brett and he is very happy with what he has on the team..
    You would think that the QB comp is making both Chad and Clemens much more effective?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RutgersJetFan View Post
    Pre-watching Chad and Kellen throw for a day: "We're not interested in Favre."

    Post-watching Chad and Kellen throw for a day: "We would like to talk to Brett Favre."
    Pretty much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonbiggs View Post
    You would think that the QB comp is making both Chad and Clemens much more effective?
    No a chance. Chad is and will always be what he is. KC is an unknown who really has not played well enough to earn anything.

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    The Jets make me EMO.

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