Packers will not retire Favre's No. 4 this season

There has been considerable healing between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers in recent months, really this entire offseason.

Favre has admitted that maybe he didn’t handle things in the best possible way in leaving the organization, and he’s expressed an interest in patching things up with the organization. Team officials also have the same stated goal.

But as much feel-good as there has been between the parties, it doesn’t sound like there will be a grand celebration at a home game this season with No. 4 being retired.

I don't anticipate it happening this year," team president Mark Murphy said today while addressing the team’s financial state, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "But we will definitely retire his number. It's just a question of when."

Plenty of planning will have to go into this event for Favre. The bet here is it’s not too far off. Maybe 2014 will be the year.

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