From Green Bay to Tampa Bay?

Sources say un-retired QB is close to deal with Bucs
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2008 3:01 AM CDT
From Green Bay to Tampa Bay?
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterbacks Luke McCown (12), Jeff Garcia (7) and Brian Griese (8), take the field during football training camp in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Monday, July 28, 2008.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

(Newser) – With negotiations with Green Bay at an impasse, it looks as if Brett Favre is headed out of town—and his destination might well be Florida, according ot the Tampa Tribune. The quarterback claimed last week not to be interested in talking to teams outside his old division, but a source says Favre has spoken with the Buccaneers.

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Bolstering rumors of an imminent trade is the absence of Bucs quarterback Brian Griese and general manager Bruce Allen from team workouts. The Bucs have several quarterbacks, but Jeff Garcia has been injury-plagued, Josh Johnson is a rookie, and Griese could be leaving the team if Favre works out a deal. Some think, however, that the Packers' asking price might be too high. (Read more Brett Favre stories.)

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