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Packers offer Favre incentive to stay off the field

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Packers president Mark Murphy apparently opened his wallet on his trip to Mississippi.

Sources tell WTMJ-TV the Packers offered Brett Favre $20 million over ten years to stay retired. It doesn't appear that Favre accepted the offer, because he still wants to play.

Favre's agent James "Bus" Cook told reporters outside his office in Hattiesburg that Favre could be in Green Bay as soon as tomorrow.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported on its Web site that the Packers offered Favre "a substantial salary" to stay away.

The Packers don't have a full practice today. They will lift weights, attend meetings and review plays. They'll also hear from a guest speaker: former Bush White House press secretary Ari Fleischer.

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Information from: WTMJ-TV, http://www.todaystmj4.com

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