Brett Favre signed and faxed in his reinstatement papers today. This now gives the Packers 24 hours until the commish renistates him and another 24 hours to decide if they will release him or not.
Brett Favre followed through on his statements that he wanted to come out of retirement by faxing his reinstatement letter to the NFL on Tuesday.
Favre sent the letter to the league office late Tuesday afternoon and also spoke by phone with commissioner Roger Goodell, who indicated he will not act on Tuesday in hopes the Packers and Favre can reach a resolution during the next 24 hours, the sources said.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson then will be forced to make a decision — accept Favre back, trade him or release him.
“It’s obviously the first step in Brett coming back, but we’ll deal with that when Brett is reinstated and have a plan for that when he comes back,” Packers coach Mike McCarthy said, adding that the team is still committed to Aaron Rodgers as its starting quarterback.