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Pete Dougherty column: Source says Favre likely will be back

Dec. 23, 2007
Packers quarterback Brett Favre is all smiles on the sideline during the first half against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 18 at Lambeau Field. Patrick Ferron/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
Packers quarterback Brett Favre is all smiles on the sideline during the first half against the Carolina Panthers on Nov. 18 at Lambeau Field. Patrick Ferron/Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers
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On New Year's Eve last year, Brett Favre stood on Soldier Field choked up while talking about possibly having just finished his last game in the NFL.

Now, the subject of Favre retiring isn't even on the radar of the Green Bay Packers.

The team is conducting business like it expects Favre to return in 2008 for his 17th season as its starting quarterback. A source close to Favre said this week while he can't know exactly what's going on in Favre's mind, the 38-year-old is having more fun this year than perhaps ever in his career, and that he'd be stunned if Favre doesn't come back next season. ...

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