Packers have 'some plans for Favre's locker

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- No, the Green Bay Packers aren't keeping Brett Favre's locker intact because they're expecting the legendary quarterback to unretire.

In fact, from the way coach Mike McCarthy sounded Friday following the first practice of the team's post-draft rookie orientation camp, Favre's locker could soon be encased in Plexiglass to honor the three-time NFL MVP.

Before Friday's practice, it was hard not to notice that Favre's nameplate remained above his locker, which is the first one you encounter when entering the room through the main doorway.

"Of course, when you see that name up there, you're going to take a look at it," said second-round pick Brian Brohm, one of two rookie quarterbacks drafted by the team last weekend.

McCarthy said the team has "some plans" for Favre's locker but wouldn't divulge what they are.

Offensive lineman Korey Stringer's locker remains preserved at the Minnesota Vikings' practice facility, almost seven years after his 2001 heat-related death in training camp. The Washington Redskins have done the same with the locker of safety Sean Taylor, who was killed last season.

"I think it's more (than) a locker," McCarthy said. "I wouldn't want his locker. Especially after his hygiene, my goodness.

"It's the locker of a very special player in the history of our organization, and there's some plans for the future. We'll address that when it comes."

Favre retired after 17 NFL seasons on March 4, and while his public comments since have suggested he might be considering a comeback, McCarthy said there was "nothing else to" Favre's locker not being given away.

Brohm, incidentally, is stationed next to new starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press.

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