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Packers react to Favre retirement

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Brett Favre's former teammates have greeted the latest twist in the MVP quarterback's long-running retirement saga with a collective shoulder shrug.

The Green Bay Packers have been through years of Favre retirement speculation, and a couple of actual retirements. So forgive them if they aren't overreacting to Tuesday's reports that Favre has told the Minnesota Vikings he won't be back this season.

Linebacker Nick Barnett says it doesn't really matter who's playing quarterback for the Vikings. But it does: If Favre stays home, the Packers likely become the consensus favorite to win the NFC North.

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