GREEN BAY–Packers General Manager Ted Thompson spoke glowingly on Tuesday of Brett Favre, welcoming the day when Favre might reunite with the team and its fans.
“I think it’s wonderful,” Thompson said when asked about what appears to be improving relations between Favre and the Packers. “We’re talking about this place and what it means to people. The man played here for a long, long time and was a marvelous football player. It means a lot to the Packers for Brett to be remembered in a good light.”
Favre left the Packers following the 2007 season, in what appeared to be a dispute with Thompson about the quarterback’s future with the team.
Thompson made his comments during his first press conference of training camp. He offered comments on several subjects.
Practice scuffles–“I’m not a fan of that at all. I don’t see the point in that.”
The release of linebacker Desmond Bishop–“It speaks well to the growth of our depth at the position. I wish he had gone somewhere else,” Thompson said, referring to Bishop having signed a contract to play for division-rival Minnesota.
Accusations the Packers are soft–“I disagree. I think we have a tough group of football players.”
Bryan Bulaga moving from right tackle to left tackle–“He was playing left tackle when we drafted him. That’s why the staff moved him there. He looks fine. We’ll see. We play in the NFL, so we’ll have a chance to prove it.”
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