Favre: If I had to choose today, I wouldn't return

Packers QB Brett Favre says he has not yet made a decision on whether to play next season, but would lean toward retirement if he had to decide right now.

The Associated Press
Published: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
If Brett Favre had to decide on his future today, he says he'd likely retire.
But his interview aired Sunday on ESPN didn't set off any alarm bells for new Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy.
"Well, he doesn't have to make a decision today," McCarthy said Monday.
McCarthy says Favre's comments, the quarterback's first since the end of his only losing season with the Packers, are a natural reaction for a veteran player coming off a frustrating year.
Favre told ESPN he hasn't reached a decision on retirement, but added, "If I had to pick right now and make a decision, I would say I'm not coming back."
BRONCOS: The team hired Mike Heimerdinger, a former Gator assistant, to replace Gary Kubiak on their coaching staff.
Coach Mike Shanahan hired Heimerdinger as assistant head coach and promoted offensive line coach Rick Dennison to offensive coordinator.
Meanwhile, Terrell Owens and his agent visited Denver, talking with coach Mike Shanahan to see if he might be a fit with the Broncos.
SEAHAWKS: Texas A&M sought a restraining order against the team, asking the NFC champions to stop promoting the "12th Man" marketing campaign.
The school filed the request in district court in Brazos County, arguing that the Seahawks are infringing on A&M's legal claim to the slogan.
TITANS: The team has made an early offer to rework Steve McNair's contract and are waiting for a counter proposal from the quarterback and his agent.
A new deal would help lower McNair's salary cap number, which has been estimated at $14.5 million for 2006.
BENGALS: Receiver Chris Henry was arrested on gun charges in a weekend street altercation, authorities said.
Henry pulled a 9 mm pistol on a group of revelers early Saturday, according to a police report.
JETS: The team hired Chargers quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer, a former Gator, as offensive coordinator.
TEXANS: The team hired Broncos assistant Troy Calhoun as offensive coordinator and Kyle Shanahan as wide receivers coach on Monday.

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