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Packers: Favre officially on reserve/retired list

Updated: April 26, 2008, 10:07 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Green Bay Packers placed quarterback Brett Favre on the NFL reserve-retired list Friday, effectively further shutting the door on his coming out of retirement.

General manager Ted Thompson says the move, which means the legendary QB no longer counts on the team's 80-player roster, was "procedural in nature" ahead of the NFL draft.

"Both [coach] Mike McCarthy and I have spoken to Brett over the past several days," Thompson said in a statement. "Brett knew this change in his ...

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