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Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded

Favre issues statement saying he never wanted to be traded

Packers quarterback Brett Favre now says that he never wanted to be traded.

The statement from Favre was posted to the Green Bay Packers Web site Monday afternoon and was meant to clarify reports which surfaced on this weekend that say the future hall of famer told Packer General Manager Ted Thompson that he (Favre) wanted to be traded after the Packers failed to acquire Randy Moss during the NFL draft.

"I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England. I never wanted to be traded and I don't want to be traded. I want to be in Green Bay," Favre said in his statement.

He added that he wants to finish is career as a Packer.

"Sometimes when I get frustrated I let my emotions get the better of me," he said.

Favre said that he is excited about the young talent on the team and about the improvements they are making.

"I look forward to playing with this team and seeing what we can do. I think we can be pretty good," Favre said.

He concluded that he is continuing his rehab in Mississippi following surgery on his ankles and that he plans to show up to camp in the best shape of his life.