GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers' general manager and coach say they don't plan to grant Brett Favre's request for his release.
GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy told The Associated
Press on Saturday that the star quarterback was welcome to rejoin
the team but would have to be a backup.
It was their first public comments since Favre demanded his
release this week. Favre held a tearful news conference to announce
his retirement March 6.
Thompson and McCarthy did not want to discuss a possible trade.
Thompson said he had not received any inquiries as of Saturday