Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook

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Favre 'at fault' with Pack

Retired quarterback Brett Favre is taking some of the blame for his ugly departure from the Packers.

Favre told WGR radio in Buffalo that he was "at fault" in the breakup, though he says he feels like "both sides had a part in it." Favre also says he has patched up things with Aaron Rodgers.

After Rodgers arrived at Green Bay, Favre flirted every offseason with retirement but always came back. In 2008, Favre retired, changed his mind and asked for his job back, but Favre was traded to the New York Jets during training camp.

He retired from the Jets in 2009 before deciding on a return with Minnesota. The three-time MVP retired from the NFL in 2010 after playing for 20 seasons and now acknowledged he'd like to be back on good terms with the Packers.

"I don't know of any player who would not want that to happen," he told that radio station. "I'm honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, 'bad blood' or whatever. I just think that people started picking sides and really I'm over that and have been over it. (Packers CEO Mark Murphy) and I have talked on numerous occasions. I never expected them to do anything. I'm not one to sit here and say I think they need to do this, do that. They have a very good ball team and that's their primary focus and it should have always been, which it has."

Bradshaw talks to Colts * Ahmad Bradshaw might be getting closer to finding a new job. The former New York Giants star and unrestricted free agent visited the Indianapolis Colts' team complex Thursday and was still negotiating with the team Friday, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Adding Bradshaw, 27, would give the Colts depth in the backfield, if not a starter. The three top contenders now are former first- round pick Donald Brown, who has been injury prone; Vick Ballard, who impressed last season as a rookie; and third-year back Delone Carter, who has struggled with injuries and fumbles. …

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