Packers tried to bring Brett Favre back for reunion in 2013

The Packers plan on retiring Brett Favre's number before he enters Canton. (USATSI)

Green Bay wants to bring Brett Favre back. For a game. To honor him. (USATSI)

Fences are almost mended in Green Bay between the Packers and Brett Favre. He presented with Aaron Rodgers at the NFL Honors show two years ago and Packers CEO Mark Murphy previously said the team "would like to retire" Favre's jersey before he goes to Canton.

Murphy also said Tuesday that the team wants to have Favre return to Green Bay for a game "soon" and attempted to do so last year.

"There's not a lot to report," Murphy said via ESPN. "We do have on-going communications with him, and I think relations are good. We're hopeful to have him come back soon."

Murphy said the only hold up was that Favre's high school football team (Favre's the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School when he's not busy growing a beard) "kept winning and winning."

"We wanted to have him come back to a game last year, and his team kept winning and winning, so it kind of made it tough to find a time where it worked," Murphy said.

Say whatever you want about Favre, but it's nice to see he and the Packers get back together. Favre's an all-time great quarterback -- and an all-time great player -- whose rep got sullied because he stuck around too long.

He deserves to be remembered for all the good things he did in Green Bay and some time away from the game appears to be doing just that. A reunion with the Packers certainly wouldn't hurt.

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Will Brinson joined CBS Sports in 2010 and enters his seventh season covering the NFL for CBS. He previously wrote for FanHouse along with myriad other Internet sites. A North Carolina native who lives... Full Bio

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