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UPDATE: Favre headed for Packer Hall of Fame in 2015, announcement later today

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre will be inducted into the team's Hall of Fame and have his jersey retired next year.
   Favre writes on his official website that it will be an honor to have his name placed among others such Bart Starr, Curly Lambeau, Ray Nitschke and Vince Lombardi, to name a few.
   Favre says it wouldn't be possible if not for the foresight of former general manager Ron Wolf, who he says is the greatest GM in the history of the NFL.
   The team plans an official announcement Monday afternoon. Favre will join by teleconference.
   It's been six years since Favre `retired' from the Packers, tried to return, then went on to play for the New York Jets and rival Minnesota Vikings -- a move that outraged some Packers fans.
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GREEN BAY -- The Packers and Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. issued a media advisory at 7 p.m. on Sunday, relating to a joint announcement regarding former Packers quarterback Brett Favre: “The Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame Inc. and the Green Bay Packers will make a joint announcement regarding former quarterback Brett Favre Monday, Aug. 4, at 1:30 p.m., in the new Hall of Fame under construction in the Lambeau Field Atrium.”


Packers.com will staff the event and provide a bulletin story when the announcement is made, followed later by a complete version of the press conference’s events. The event will also be streamed live on Packers.com.

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