Brett Favre is considering coming out retirement, according to an ESPN report.
ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Wednesday a Green Bay Packers source told him the 38-year-old Favre told coach Mike McCarthy in the past two weeks that he has the itch to play.
The Packers' former quarterback retired March 6 after a 17-year career.
Cornerback Al Harris said on ESPN's NFL Live that Favre also made similar comments to him.
"I know he has the itch to come back and play," Harris said. "If he will or not, I don't know."
The Packers had planned to use Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback for the upcoming season.
"Aaron is our quarterback," Harris said. "Brett's retired. But if he wanted to come back, there would be some guys who wouldn't mind it. I would welcome him back with open arms."
Favre's commitment to retirement has been questioned since his announcement. That talk resumed in mid-June when Favre withdrew from the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at Lake Tahoe, scheduled for July 11-13.
Tournament spokesman Steve Griffith said then that Favre had to miss the event because of a scheduling conflict.
Favre is the NFL's only three-time MVP and leads the league with 442 touchdown passes, 61,655 yards passing and 160 career victories. He started 253 consecutive regular-season games, more than any other quarterback in history. Including the playoffs, his streak stands at 275.
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