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Murphy, Thompson, McCarthy talk about the trade

Associated Press - August 7, 2008 1:55 PM ET

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson admits he's not comfortable that he will, historically, be known as the man who traded away Brett Favre.

Thompson says he, in fact, didn't want to be the one who signed the trade papers when they arrived at the Green Bay Packers' offices, but knew he had to.

President Mark Murphy and coach Mike McCarthy joined Thompson at a news conference today in Green Bay.

Murphy says if Favre wanted to come back to the Packers, they would have welcomed him. McCarthy says the Packers would have let Favre compete for the quarterback position, but it never got to that point.

Murphy says Packer executives had to do what was in the long-term best interest of the organization. He says Favre wasn't sure he wanted to return to the Green Bay Packers.

McCarthy and Thompson both say the communication between the two sides could have been better.

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