Murphy: Packers will eventually retire No. 4

By The Associated Press

HACKLEBURG, Ala. — Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy says the team will eventually retire Brett Favre’s No. 4, but they want to make sure he’s really retired.

Murphy says it will likely be a few years. He says when Favre retired after the 2007 season they planned a ceremony at the opening game against the Vikings but then Favre went to play for the Jets.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette reported (http://bit.ly/lbideu ) that Murphy made the comments about Favre in Ashland Thursday during the Tailgate Tour.

Murphy says Favre deserves the honor for what he did as a Packer. He says they want to do it at a time when it’s meaningful for Favre and the organization.

Earlier this week Favre said he has no intention of coming out of retirement.