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Packers Give Favre More Time to Make Up His Mind

Brett Favre continues to hold the Green Bay Packers hostage.

In a move that would give Favre more time to make a decision about his future, the deadline for a $3 million roster bonus due from the Packers will likely be pushed back, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Under the original agreement, Favre would become an unrestricted free agent if the Packers did not pay the bonus. The Packers will not pay the roster bonus until Favre commits to coming back, and Favre’s agent, James “Bus” Cook, said several weeks ago that he would have no problem pushing the deadline back.

Favre doesn’t plan to make a decision regarding his future until he sees what personnel moves the Packers make this offseason. “In some ways, I’m kind of waiting to see what we do free agent-wise and in the draft and those things,” Favre told ESPN Tuesday. “And they’re probably kind of waiting on me, too. So it’s a little bit of a waiting game. Right now, I’m just trying to get away from it as much as I can and clear my mind, as hard as that may be.”

Favre is a first ballot Hall of Famer and the Pack owes him a bit of leeway. But not this much. It simply makes no sense being this far into the free agent signing period and not knowing whether they need to sign a quarterback. And, of course, the most attractive ones are already off the market.

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