GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Until Brett Favre actually puts on the purple uniform of the rival Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers are doing their best to punt away any questions about their former quarterback's football future.
If the Packers are privately annoyed about the never-ending subject of Favre's complicated relationship with retirement, they aren't saying so.
Instead, players and front office executives are giving the same stock answer: If he wants to play, he should.
Still, new Packers safety Anthony Smith wants a shot at picking off a Favre pass. He says he might even ask Favre to autograph it.
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