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Longwell believes Favre, Packers capable of getting along

File photo of Green Bay Packers quarterback in San Diego

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates his 22 yard touchdown pass during the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXII, in San Diego, California, in this January 25, 1998 file photo. Favre filed his retirement papers on Monday, ending one of the National Football League’s most fabled careers. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


Packers president Mark Murphy has said the club wants to retire Brett Favre’s jersey in Green Bay, and soon -- though probably not in 2013.

Nevertheless, there’s a sense the club and its longtime star quarterback might be able to repair a relationship altered when Green Bay released him five years ago after a brief retirement.

Former Packers placekicker Ryan Longwell, who retired a member of the club on Tuesday, believes Favre and the club will eventually make nice, according to Jason Wilde of

“I feel like it will happen soon,” Longwell said, per “I feel like everybody’s in a good place about it, and like I said, I think time heals everything. I think it’s his desire to be here. When that happens, I think it will be the right time, but I don’t know when that is.”

In July, Murphy said on the club’s website that the team wished to retire Favre’s number before 2016, when the club anticipates he will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.