Mark Murphy re: Brett Favre-“We’ve Been in Touch”

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The reconciliation between the Packers and Brett Favre continues to gain momentum.

During a golf outing at Horseshoe Bay this past Tuesday, Packers President Mark Murphy confirmed that he and Brett Favre have been in contact for some time.

“We’ve been in touch with each other kind of back and forth for a while…I think time has healed the wounds or will heal the wounds. We want to have him back in the fold, and I think that would mean a lot to our fans, to our organization and to him.”

Murphy went on to reiterate the importance of having Favre back in the Packers family and having his number 4 retired before his almost certain first ballot enshrinement into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

“It’s not really a question of whether it will happen, it’s just a matter of when…He deserves it. I’ve said for a couple of years now that we want to retire his number for what he did as a Packer and what he meant to the organization.”

These latest comments are a continuation of the repairing of the formerly fractured relationship between the Packers and their former 3 time MVP.

Mark Murphy has spoken several times this off season regarding the relationship between the team and Favre.

Aaron Rodgers has said it is time to let the healing begin.

Favre expressed contrition for the way his departure from Green Bay happened.

Even Mike McCarthy has said he doesn’t like the way things are now between the Packers and Favre.

The pieces are lining up for the eventual reunion between the two sides. When that will actually be remains to be seen.

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