Thompson in no hurry with Favre

QB, GM spoke earlier this week, but no decision has been made

Ted Thompson said today that Brett Favre has yet to decide on whether he will continue to play football, and the Packers general manager hasn't given his star quarterback a deadline to make a decision.

"It's Brett's call," Thompson told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis today. "He more than probably anybody that I've ever been around has earned the right to be able to decide. ... We've been in conversation with him. He understands the needs of the team and doesn't want to put the team in a bad spot, so he's working through that."

Thompson said he spoke with Favre about three days ago. Favre, 38, had indicated after the team's playoff loss that he wouldn't take much time to make a decision about playing another year or retire. However, the absence of an announcement is dragging past the month that elapsed after the 2006 season before Favre informed the team he would be returning for another year.

Favre recently finished his 17th season in the NFL and 16th with the Packers.


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