Favre arrives in Green Bay, but now what?

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Favre arrives in Green Bay, but now what?

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The speculation continues now that Brett Favre (fahrv) has officially returned to the Green Bay Packers.

Favre's reinstatement took effect earlier Monday, but it could be days or weeks before the Packers actually decide what to do with him. Favre returned to Green Bay last night after the Packers failed to come to a financial agreement that would have made the quarterback happy while staying retired.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy had been adamant since Favre's original retirement announcement that Aaron Rodgers would be his starting quarterback in 2008. McCarthy pulled back on that endorsement yesterday, saying he wants to talk to Favre Monday before he makes any decision on opening the job up to competition.

A trade remains a possibility. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on its Web site late Sunday night that the Packers have had preliminary contact with the Vikings on a potential trade for Favre.

Favre could practice with the Packers as early as Tuesday.