Favre Says He's Not Seeking Trade
Quarterback Brett Favre said today that he was upset when the Green Bay Packers failed to trade for wide receiver Randy Moss, but indicated he never truly wanted the team to trade him.
"I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England," Favre said in a written statement released by the Packers. "I never wanted to be traded and I don't want to be traded. I want to be in Green Bay. I want to finish my career as a Packer. Sometimes when I get frustrated I let my emotions get the better of me."
Favre was publicly critical of the Packers in interviews over the weekend, saying they should have done more to land Moss and wondering whether he still fits into the organization's future plans. The Packers explored the possibility of obtaining Moss from the Oakland Raiders, but the Patriots instead traded for him on the second day of the NFL draft last month. There were reports over the weekend and today that Favre asked the Packers to trade him after the draft, then backed off that request. Favre did not specifically confirm or deny that in today's statement.
He is recovering from offseason surgery to have bone spurs removed from his left ankle.
"As I said in February when I announced that I was coming back, I am excited about the young talent on our team and the improvements we're going to see from one year to the next," Favre said in the statement. "I really enjoy the young guys I'm playing with. I'm working hard down in Mississippi right now, rehabbing, and I plan to be in the best shape of my life. I look forward to playing with this team and seeing what we can do. I think we can be pretty good."
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Posted by: pack4life | May 14, 2007 5:29 PM
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