Aug. 6, 2008: Packers trade Favre to the New York Jets.
Aug. 5, 2008: Favre and McCarthy indicate that it's likely better for both parties if Favre does not stay with the Packers. Favre goes home to Mississippi and trade talks heat up.
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Aug. 4, 2008: Favre and McCarthy have a one-on-one meeting which lasts five hours. The length of the meeting forces McCarthy to postpone a scheduled press conference.
Morry Gash / ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 3, 2008: Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstates Favre into the league.
August 1, 2008: Favre is reportedly leaning towards taking the buyout.
July 31, 2008: Favre flies to Green Bay.
Matthew Ludtke / ASSOCIATED PRESS
July 30, 2008: Reports leak that Packers president Mark Murphy flies to Mississippi to extend a lucrative olive branch: $20 million over 10 years for Favre to stay retired and remain with the Packer organization in a marketing capacity.
July 29, 2008: Favre finally faxes his official request for reinstatement to the league.
July 27, 2008: Favre does not show up for Packers training camp.
July 12, 2008: Packers refuse to release Favre.
July 11, 2008: Favre asks the Packers for his unconditional release.
July 8, 2008: Favre meets with McCarthy and Thompson and expresses a strong desire to play in 2008.
July 3, 2008: Favre saying comeback is just a rumor.
July 2, 2008: Favre reportedly has "itch" to come back and play.
Erin Parker / ASSOCIATED PRESS
May 6, 2008: With the NFL draft out of the way, Packers general manager Ted Thompson visits Favre in Mississippi and has lunch on his back porch.
March 6, 2008: Favre retires from the Packers.
Cory Dellenbach / ASSOCIATED PRESS
Jan. 20, 2008: Favre and Packers lose to eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 23-20 in NFC championship game.
David J. Phillip / ASSOCIATED PRESS
CSN: Chip Kelly says he'll adapt his offense to fit the NFL, but analyst Ron Jaworski isn't sold.
CSN: Brian Urlacher, who played 13 seasons for the Bears, announced his retirement from football Wenesday on his personal twitter account.
McCarthy: Favre 'not in the proper mindset'
Aug 5: Coach Mike McCarthy addresses the media, saying Brett Favre is not ready to join the Packers.
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