Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy traveled to Mississippi to meet with quarterback Brett Favre and his agent, James “Bus” Cook, yesterday in an apparent attempt to talk Favre out of reporting to camp later this week.
Meanwhile, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell took no action on Favre’s request for reinstatement – giving the sides more time to work out a resolution.
“The commissioner is taking no action today,” league officials said in a statement issued by NFL spokesman Greg Aiello. “He wants to give both the Packers and Brett an appropriate amount of time to make decisions, including decisions impacting the team’s roster and salary cap. When Brett is reinstated by the commissioner, we will announce it.”
Cook told reporters outside his office in Hattiesburg, Miss., that Favre, who has been throwing to players at a nearby high school to stay in shape, could be in Green Bay tomorrow.
“He would love to go back in Green Bay,” Cook said. “I mean, that’s why he started working out. But right now, it looks like he’ll be the quarterback at Oak Grove High.”