The drama continues to unfold for Packer Nation. Brett Favre has told Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson that he'll report to training camp this weekend. A report on the National Football League's web site states that the 38 year-old, thought to be retired quarterback told Thompson that he will return to the Packers, who open pre-season workouts on Saturday. Favre is expected to send a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell seeking reinstatement before making his appearance.
Favre had asked the Packers to release him so he would be free to sign a deal with another NFL club, but the Packers denied the request, hoping to receive something in compensation for losing rights to the most popular player in the franchise's storied history.
The Packers had explored trade options, but Favre wanted the freedom to negotiate his own deal and several reports said he was unhappy at being denied that chance. There is speculation that he could end up on the roster of either the New York Jets or Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which would allay the fears of Packer fans that Favre could end up playing for the Minnesota Vikings, one of their team's two arch-rivals.
Favre, who would have a base salary of $12 million for the upcoming season, might be the backup quarterback to Aaron Rodgers, whom the Packers committed to as a starter when Favre made his farewell three months ago.