[size=13pt]The Favre factor[/size]
by Judd Zulgad
The Packers will open their three-day mandatory minicamp Tuesday minus the retired Brett Favre. One would think that FavreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s next appearance in Green Bay might not be until the Sept. 8 regular-season opener against the Vikings when his No. 4 is retired. Two of FavreÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s former teammates are glad they will get to be there for the event.
Vikings kicker Ryan Longwell and receiver Robert Ferguson recently talked about what they expect Lambeau to be like that night.