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Packers GM, coach say time to move on

GREEN BAY, Wis. - The Packers aren't about to let Brett Favre become a free agent. And while he's now free to return to Green Bay for another season, there's no guarantee he'll be the Packers' starting quarterback if he does.

In an interview with The Associated Press on Saturday, Packers general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy said they don't plan to grant Favre the release he is seeking from his contract and are committed to Aaron Rodgers as their starter.

'We've communicated that to Brett, that we have since moved forward,' Thompson said Saturday, in his first public comments since Favre requested to be released this week. 'At the same time, we've never said that there couldn't be some role that he might play here. But I would understand his point that he would want to play.'