Favre Resolution Finally Near?

The Brett Favre situation finally could be resolved within the next few days.

Maybe.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is pushing for a resolution Monday and likely will grant Favre's reinstatement request then. Favre filed for reinstatement last week but Goodell postponed granting the request to give Favre and the Green Bay Packers time to try to resolve their differences.

Favre is considering an offer by the Packers to pay him not to play. The marketing deal reportedly is worth between $20 million and $25 million over 10 years.

Favre retired in March but has indicated in recent weeks he wants to play this season.

If he remains intent on playing and rejects the Packers' offer, the Packers would have 24 hours to trade him, release him or put him back on their roster after he's reinstated by Goodell. That could leave him potentially joining the Packers on the practice field in Green Bay by midweek.

Goodell told the NFL Network: "Both parties are talking, the Green Bay Packers and Brett, and I think the discussions are moving ahead. I would hope that we would have something resolved by Monday."

Goodell clearly is pushing for a resolution.

"I think we have to force it," he told the league-owned television network. "I think it's come to the point where there need to be some decisions made on behalf of the Packers, on behalf of Brett, on behalf of all the fans."

By Mark Maske |  August 3, 2008; 11:02 AM ET  | Category:  League , Packers
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