Originally Posted by Yachtzee
While I'm no "Favre Hater," I do think that Favre not filing his retirement papers does handcuff the Packers if he's still under contract. That means they either have to pay his salary and keep a spot for him on the roster or they have to cut him, neither of which is an ideal situation for the team. If Favre is retired, then it is best he get on with it so that the team can fill his spot on the roster with another player. If he's not retired, then they need to know so they can either get him into camp or cut him (which could be a PR nightmare in Green Bay). If only coming back if someone is hurt and the Packers need him, then go ahead and file retirement papers. You can unretire and sign a short-term contract later if the situation arises. In the meantime, you have to make things clear for the Packers so they can plan accordingly.
GoReds33 beat me to it, but I don't see how he is handcuffing this team. He has declared his intentions, the team will move on from there. Favre is not a Packer unless there is an injury to Rogers. Thats pretty clear it would appear. Maybe you don't believe he retires until he files the paper. Its all up for argument, but I do believe that this story is being blow way out of proportion by the media. I don't believe your a Farve hater, and even though my response was to Highlifeman's post I don't think he is a Favre hater. I do however think saying Favre is being low class is a bit extreme. If the Packers don't move on its nobody's fault but their own. I would have no hard feelings toward the Packers if they did tell Brett that they were moving in a different direction if he tried to come back. I think most fans would feel the same way. Favre declared retirement. I still don't think he will even attempt to come back though, and I still think it is a non-story that he still hasn't filed his papers and he said he would be willing to come back.