|ESPN: Favre considers return to football|
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|Wednesday, 02 July 2008 10:34|
ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Wednesday a Green Bay Packers source told him the 38-year-old Favre told coach Mike McCarthy in the past two weeks that he has the itch to play.
The Packers' former quarterback retired March 6 after a 17-year career.
Cornerback Al Harris said on ESPN's NFL Live that Favre also made similar comments to him.
``I know he has the itch to come back and play,'' Harris said. ``If he will or not, I don't know.''
The Packers had planned to use Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback for the upcoming season.
``Aaron is our quarterback,'' Harris said. ``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.''
Favre's commitment to retirement has been questioned since his announcement. That talk resumed in mid-June when Favre withdrew from the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, scheduled for July 11-13.
Tournament spokesman Steve Griffith said then that Favre had to miss the event because of a scheduling conflict.
Favre is the NFL's only three-time MVP and leads the league with 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 yards passing and 160 career victories. He started 253 consecutive regular-season games, more than any other quarterback in history. Including the playoffs, his streak stands at 275.