Thompson reportedly shopping Favre around league; Favre cell phone calls to Vikings?
As Brett Favre decides whether to return, the Green Bay Packers are said to be reviewing a list of NFL teams interested in trading for him.
ESPN reports that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell encouraged the Packers to start calling around to avoid a big rift if Favre decides to report to Green Bay's training camp next Monday.
However, according to the Wisconsin State Journal, Packers' General Manager Ted Thompson actually started a list of trading partners soon after Favre asked for his release from the team on July 11.
The paper lists eight teams where Favre could go; Carolina, Tampa Bay, Atlanta, Washington, Miami, Baltimore, Houston, and the New York Jets.
Cell phone calls to Vikings
An investigation is apparently continuing on alleged tampering by the Minnesota Vikings to try and get Favre.
Reports say Favre used a cell phone issued by the Packers to make repeated calls to Vikings' coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell.
Records from those calls are said to be part of the tampering probe.
The Packers are sure to get an earful on the subject Thursday when they hold their annual stockholders' meeting at Lambeau Field.