Sports – Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Brett Favre is coming back
to the Green Bay Packers family. After
being estranged after retiring, un-retiring and then playing for the Jets and
Vikings, Brett Favre hasn’t been involved in any Packers events or activities
until now. The Packers Hall of Fame in a
joint press conference with the team and Favre announced that the three-time
MVP will be the lone inductee next July.
The Packers also announced that Favre’s #4 will be retired during the
induction ceremony and that his name and #4 wiill be added to the north end
zone of the Lambeau Field during a game during the 2015 season. Favre says that he is honored to be going
into the team’s Hall of Fame.
The Packers put the pads on
last night as they get ready for their preseason opener in
Tennessee Titans. Packers coach Mike
McCarthy says that rookie tight end Colt Lyerla will be out “for weeks” after
suffering a knee injury trying to hurdle a defender in the Family Night practice
Saturday night. Rookie WR Jeff Janis was
activated from the non-football injury list and did some light drills as he
battles shingles. BJ Raji was back on
the practice field after suffering an ankle injury on Saturday night. The team will practice today at Noon.
The Brewers open up a three
game series at
San Francisco Giants. Jimmy Nelson takes
on Tim Lincecum. Coverage begins at 6:35pm on News-Talk 1450 KFIZ.
The Brewers lead in the NL
Central is one game over
and 5 games over the Reds. The Pirates
will be missing MVP Andrew McCuthen for a while as he’ll go on the 15 day
disabled list with an oblique injury.