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But while Thompson said Favre is welcome to return as the backup if he applies for reinstatement from the reserved/retired list, Rodgers is the Packers’ starter despite Favre’s Hall of Fame credentials and scheduled $12 million salary.

The decision is in Favre’s hands. Does he come out of retirement? And if he does, could he handle backing up Rodgers, or would he demand a trade? Chicago and Minnesota certainly could use Favre, but Green Bay wouldn’t deal him to an NFC North rival. The Redskins aren’t nearly as quarterback-needy as the Bears, Vikings, Falcons or such AFC teams as the Ravens, Dolphins and Chiefs. And Snyder barely spent a dollar this offseason. Still …

“There’s zero chance,” an NFL source said of Favre joining the Redskins. “Why would you do that for one year? I think Brett plays in Green Bay or he doesn’t play.”

Another source believes that if Favre is traded, it would have to be to an AFC team.

But other longtime NFL observers aren’t so sure Snyder has changed his free-spending ways for good. One said the Packers would love a bidding war for the rights to Favre between Snyder and Falcons owner Arthur Blank that would land them a major compensation package and rid them of this public relations nightmare.

The Packers open camp July 28. Stay tuned.

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David Elfin

David Elfin

David Elfin has been following Washington-area sports teams since the late 1960s. David began his journalism career at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, the University of Pennsylvania (B.A., history) and Syracuse University (M.S., telecommunications). He wrote for the Bulletin (Philadelphia), the Post-Standard (Syracuse) and The Washington Post before coming to The Washington Times in 1986. He has covered colleges, the Orioles ...

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