Packers GM, coach say team won't release Favre despite request

Updated: July 13, 2008, 10:54 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers aren't about to let Brett Favre become a free agent. And while he's free to return to Green Bay for another season, there's no guarantee he'll be the Packers' starting quarterback if he does.

In an interview with The Associated Press Saturday, Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy said they don't plan to grant Favre the release he is seeking from his contract and are committed to Aaron Rodgers as their starter.

"We've ...

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