Notebook: Deal for Brohm; Favre speaks

With all nine draft picks taken care of, only unsigned RB Ryan Grant remains

The Green Bay Packers will have all nine draft picks in camp for Monday morning's first training camp practice.

The Packers on Sunday agreed to terms with second-round pick Brian Brohm, a quarterback from Louisville. Terms were not disclosed, though it certainly is similar to the four-year, $3.5 million contract signed by Dolphins quarterback Chad Henne. Brohm was the 56th pick in April's draft; Henne was No. 57.

The Packers did not announce the deal. Once it is signed, the Packers will have to release a player since they are at the 80-player limit.

Brohm's contract means chief negotiator Russ Ball has one more contract to hammer out, though it's a biggie. Running back Ryan Grant is unsigned and did not report with his teammates for Sunday's mandatory meeting, according to The Associated Press.

Favre update

Retired quarterback Brett Favre, working through national mouthpieces Peter King of Sports Illustrated and Chris Mortensen of ESPN, said he will not be at practice when the Packers hit the field for the first time Monday morning.

According to Favre, he wanted to come to camp but was talked out of it by general manager Ted Thompson.

"I had planned on reporting for the start of Packers training camp Sunday, but Ted Thompson asked if I would give him a couple of days to try to get the situation resolved," Favre told King. "I agreed to do that. I don't want to be a distraction to the Packers, and I hope in the next few days we can come to an agreement that would allow me to continue playing football."

Favre used stronger language with Mortensen, saying Thompson worried Favre's arrival for camp would get him "fired."

Favre is clinging to his request to be granted his unconditional release, and says the Packers are trying to trade him in hopes of finding no takers. Favre is hoping Commissioner Roger Goodell will step into the fray.

"They'll drag this out, asking a king's ransom (in a trade), hoping it all goes away," Favre told Mortensen.

Monday's schedule

Training camp opens on Monday on Clarke Hinkle Field. The first practice is at 8:45 a.m., with the players in shells. They'll return to the field for a full-pads practice at 6:30 p.m.

Bill Huber writes for Packer Report. E-mail him at

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