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    Favre bonus likely pushed back

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    Extended deadline gives QB more time to think

    By TOM SILVERSTEIN
    tsilverstein@journalsentinel.com
    Posted: Mar. 16, 2006


    Quarterback Brett Favre's $3 million roster bonus is due from the Green Bay Packers on Monday, but all indications are that the deadline for paying it will be pushed back while he considers whether to retire.

    Brett Favre is scheduled to receive a $3 million roster bonus from the Packers. The bonus is likely to be pushed back, however, as Favre ponders whether to play another season.

    Under terms of the contract, Favre would become an unrestricted free agent if the Packers did not pay the bonus. But the sides have an understanding that the payment deadline will be pushed back if Favre needs more time to decide on his future.

    According to a National Football League source with knowledge of the deal, the payment is due 10 days after the start of the new salary cap year, which began Saturday. It is unclear whether that was the date originally placed in the contract or an adjustment made later.

    Packers officials have denied an ESPN report that Favre told them he would return if the club became more active in free agency and they have been adamant that they plan to attack the off-season in a way they think will best serve the long-term plans of the organization.

    So far, the Packers have been relatively quiet in free agency, adding just two players who weren't with the team last year: St. Louis defensive tackle Ryan Pickett and Seattle safety Marquand Manuel.

    Neither deal was a blockbuster. Details of Pickett's contract were hard to find because the Packers had not yet turned it in to the NFL, but league sources said they thought it was worth slightly more than $3 million per year. Manuel signed a five-year, $10 million contract.

    How much longer Favre will take to decide his future is anyone's guess. The Packers will not pay the roster bonus until he 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.......

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    Re: Favre bonus likely pushed back

    It would totaly make my offseason if GB proceeded thru FA & the draft without signing a QB in anticipation of Favre coming back & then Favre announces he's going to retire.

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