Packers GM Thompson not talking about Favre

INDIANAPOLIS — Packers general manager Ted Thompson spent eight minutes discussing his team Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine before the inevitable happened: A reporter offered a Brett Favre question.

Asked about his gut feeling on whether Favre would return to the Vikings or retire for a third time, Thompson said, “That’s an interesting question.”

Thompson added that he didn’t really want to talk about Favre, who left the Packers in 2008 under contentious circumstances.

On Packers matters, Thompson said the team is working on contracts for NT Ryan Pickett, who received the franchise tag, and FS Nick Collins. Thompson also praised Aaron Kampman, who could leave as an unrestricted free agent after being switched from defensive end to linebacker in Green Bay’s new 3-4 defense.

“He was doing very good (in the transition),” said Thompson, who added that Kampman “has the ability to get thick on people.”

“Somebody told me that, and I wanted to use that, so there you go,” Thompson said, drawing laughter from reporters.

– Justin Hathaway

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