GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Brett Favre is considering coming out retirement, according to an ESPN report.
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.

Recent NFL Discussions

Carolina Wise Guy NFL Picks 10/23 on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
sun night play on Sun, Oct 2016 by sharkey11
sun night play on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961
nfl 2nd set on Sun, Oct 2016 by Timmy1961

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Prediction Which team will cover tonight on Sunday Night Football when the Cardinals host the Seahawks at 8:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks vs. Cardinals Odds Two NFC West rivals collide tonight when the Arizona Cardinals face the Seattle Seahawks at 8:30PM ET on NBC....
Thumbnail Patriots vs. Steelers Prediction With Ben Roethlisberger out for the Steelers, are the Patriots a safe bet to cover today when they visit Pittsburgh at 4:25PM ET?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. 49ers Prediction Will the 49ers cash as a small home favorite today when they host the Bucs at 4:05PM ET?
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Falcons Prediction Are the Chargers one of the better underdog plays in Week 7? They'll visit the high-flying Falcons at 4:05PM ET today.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages