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Brett Favre was close to reuniting with Green Bay Packers last year

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Brett Favre's relationship with the Green Bay Packers has been what you would call frosty in recent years.

Favre himself has acknowledged the bad blood between the two sides following his departure in 2007, and the Packers had until recently seemed unconcerned with retiring the legendary quarterbacks number despite his 15 years of service.

But in recent times it seems like Favre and the franchise are looking to patch up their differences.

And, according to Packers president Mark Murphy they nearly managed a major step in that reconciliation last year when the franchise came close to welcoming back Brett Favre to Lambeau Field.

And had it not been for the success of the Oak Grove High School football team that Favre has commitments to then the exile could have been over:

"We wanted to have him come back to a game last year.

"(But) his team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked," said Murphy.

Favre's commitments to the high school team meant he had to forego the opportunity to return but Murphy is hopeful that it won't be long before the big man appears at a Packers home game:

"I think relations are good.

"We're hopeful to have him come back soon," he told

When Favre finally does return it will hopefully put to an end the animosity that arose when Packers GM Ted Thompson put his faith in Aaron Rodgers back in 2008.


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