The Facts: Following up on the ongoing saga. ... If Favre is really going to force a showdown with the Green Bay Packers, it won't happen right away, his agent told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. "We have no definite plans to ask for reinstatement," Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, said of the former Packers quarterback, who has asked the team for his release. "Right now we have until the sixth week [of the regular season] and Brett has made it pretty clear that he is not willing to come in as a backup."
Diehards Line:As previously noted, reports out of Green Bay this morning suggested the letter was imminent. But as Cook explained: "If he asks for reinstatement and they start fining him $15,000 a day [for not reporting to training camp], well that just doesn't make sense. ... "We're going to let Green Bay decide what they want to do. It's their move." Packers GM Ted Thompson has said the Packers do not plan to grant Favre, who announced his retirement in March, his release. ... Stay tuned.