$20 Million reportedly offered to Favre to stay retired; Chicago-Minnesota trade for No. 4?
Various media reports say Green Bay Packers' President Mark Murphy offered Brett Favre $20 million Wednesday to stay retired, but the Green Bay Press Gazette says it won't be enough to end Favre's stand-off with the team.
And the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says the Packers have talked internally about something they have vowed not to do - trade the three-time MVP quarterback to Minnesota or Chicago.
It's the last thing general manager Ted Thompson has wanted, but his efforts to peddle Favre to other teams have been futile, although talks are said to be continuing with the Jets and Tampa Bay.
Meanwhile, the Packers still want to avoid the media circus and internal strife that could result if Favre reports to training camp in Green Bay. That could happen as early as Friday.
Favre's agent, Bus Cook, says his client's current intention is to go back to Green Bay and play football. That was after Murphy met with Cook and Favre Wednesday in Hattiesburg, Miss.
One report said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pressured Murphy to make the trip and end the stand-off.
Another report said the commissioner will talk personally with Favre today (Thursday). Goodell delayed approval of Favre's reinstatement request Wednesday saying he wanted to give all sides more time to explore their options.
The Packers won't practice today, after holding two work-outs at training camp Wednesday.
Defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila apparently re-aggravated his right knee and he was pulled early from last night's practice.
KGB had surgery on the knee in the off-season and he did not take part in Wednesday morning's session.
Corner Tramon Williams could return tomorrow after he suffered a hip flexor on Monday.
The players will have meetings today.
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer will speak to the team this evening.
Family Night sold
Meanwhile, the Packers have announced a sell-out for their annual Family Night on Sunday night at Lambeau Field.
Normally, the event sells out within a couple days after tickets go on sale, but this year, there were still 6,0000 tickets left more than a week after they were made available.