Favre weighs return to camp

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MILWAUKEE --- Brett Favre says he's tempted to show up at the Green Bay Packers' training camp just to call the team's "bluff."

Brett Favre: The retired Packers QB said a media circus might not be enough to keep him from making a return to training camp.  Associated Press
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Brett Favre: The retired Packers QB said a media circus might not be enough to keep him from making a return to training camp.

In the second part of an interview with Fox News, the 38-year-old quarterback said he knows his arrival in camp would cause a media circus, but that might not stop him. Packers players are scheduled to report July 27.

"It's tempting just to, as everyone said, you know, call their bluff or whatever," Favre said, according to an excerpt provided to The Associated Press. "I think it's going to be a circus in itself already, whether I go there, whatever."

The interview on the show On the Record with Greta Van Susteren was scheduled to broadcast Tuesday night.

Favre, a three-time MVP, says he feels "a little bit" bad for would-be successor Aaron Rodgers and insists he doesn't want to be a distraction to his teammates. Or are they his former teammates?

"I like my teammates," Favre said. "I had a lot of fun with them. I have talked to numerous guys throughout this whole ordeal. I wish them the best, I really do. ... I don't want to make it any worse than it is."

And right now, it's pretty bad. Favre and the Packers appear headed toward a messy divorce after Favre demanded his release last week.

The decision blindsided the Packers. Favre conceded that the latest in his long line of reversals on his football future has been tough on Rodgers, the Packers' first-round pick in 2005.

"The one thing in this, I do feel bad for Aaron a little bit," Favre said. "I think he'll do a fine job, to be totally honest with you, I do. ... I know this has been tough on him. I think he'll do a fine job. And this has nothing to do with him, this whole deal."

That said, Favre doesn't seem inclined to take a back seat to Rodgers.

"We'll pay you $12 million, but you've got to hold the clipboard and ball cap?" Favre said. "That's probably better for them as opposed to letting me go somewhere and me coming back. Then their legacy, the management, would, you know, could be in jeopardy."

In the portion of the interview aired Monday night, Favre conceded that "the bottom line is, I may not play anywhere."

In a comment from Tuesday's segment, Favre seems open to playing for another team, but he's not certain.

"I've always been a Packer, always will be a Packer," Favre said. "Will I play somewhere else? Remains to be seen."


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