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Favre tells Jets he's retiring

Updated: February 11, 2009, 8:05 PM ET
By Ed Werder and Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Without the tearful public ceremony that accompanied his retirement announcement from the Green Bay Packers just 11 months ago, quarterback Brett Favre has told the New York Jets he is retiring.

Favre had instructed his agent, James "Bus" Cook, to inform the Jets on Wednesday that he is retiring. Favre and the Jets both confirmed the retirement in separate conference calls.

"There are several things that went into decision but most importantly, the most important thing, was that ...

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