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Three-time MVP Favre to return for 17th season

Updated: February 3, 2007, 8:50 AM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With subzero temperatures descending and a hated division rival playing in the Super Bowl, Green Bay Packers fans received an unexpected jolt of good news Friday.

Brett Favre is back.

Packers general manager Ted Thompson said the three-time MVP called him to say he was "going to give it another shot" and return for his 17th NFL season -- thus bringing his now-annual flirtation with retirement to an end far earlier than he had in the previous two offseasons.

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