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Favre will have No. 4 retired at Lambeau Field

Brett Favre announced on his website Monday that he will return to Lambeau Field in 2015 to be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 jersey retired by the team.

Brett Favre announced on his website Monday that he will return to Lambeau Field in 2015 to be inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 jersey retired by the team.

Six years removed from the franchise he represented for 16 years, the Packers previously announced that Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 18, during the annual banquet at Lambeau Field. Also that night, the uniform No. 4 that he wore for the Packers from 1992 to 2007 will be retired.

Favre and the franchise have been in the process of healing an acrimonious divorce that occurred when the team moved forward with Aaron Rodgers as the quarterback. But tension between Favre and the Packers have cooled since his retirement from the NFL after the 2010 season.

“I’m pleased to announce that I will be returning to Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 2015 for induction into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of my jersey,” Favre wrote on his official website. “It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers. Now to have my name placed among others such as Starr, Hornung, Kramer, Taylor, Lambeau, Nitschke, Lombardi, Davis, White and Hutson is a special honor that I share with all of my teammates and coaches, and that would not have been possible but for the foresight of Ron Wolf, the greatest GM In the history of the NFL.

“I’m truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers. Go Packers!”

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Favre returned to Green Bay on Dec. 8 to attend a tribute luncheon for Hall of Famer Bart Starr. Favre was among those to honor Starr, who did not attend the event because he was recovering from two strokes and a heart attack that he suffered last year. The luncheon took place at Brett Favre’s Steakhouse located near Lambeau Field.

Favre, a three-time MVP, was a fan favorite in Green Bay before his split with the team in 2008, when he retired only to stage a comeback months later - prompting the Packers to trade him to the New York Jets.

Favre spent one season in New York before joining the Minnesota Vikings, Green Bay’s division rival, for two years.

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