Favre returning to Packers; may compete for starting job

Posted by: Rich Miller

The Green Bay Packers are prepared to welcome Brett Favre back to the team this week, offering him the opportunity to win his old starting quarterback spot back from former understudy Aaron Rodgers.

ESPN and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel each reported Sunday that Favre would report to training camp when the Packers resume normal two-a-day workouts on Tuesday and be given a chance to regain the job.  Favre and agent Bus Cook flew into Green Bay late Sunday afternoon.

Favre announced his retirement in March, waffled a bit and then decided earlier this summer that he wanted to play a 17th NFL season.  The Packers, meantime, had already drafted two quarterbacks--Louisville's Brian Brohm and LSU's Matt Flynn as backups to Rodgers.

Team president Mark Murphy released a statement on Sunday indicating the Packers "had a plan in place" for Favre's return.  Murphy said, "we will welcome him back and turn this situation to our advantage."

Favre led the Packers to a 13-3 record and a berth in the NFC Championship game last season.