And no one really knows what they're talking about. Take for example ...
"A club source said that going into the meeting, McCarthy wanted to find out whether Favre really wanted to play football again and, if he didn't, convince him it wouldn't be in his best interest to take part in training camp," reports Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
On the other hand ...
Favre friend Steve Mariucci said on the NFL Network, "Knowing Brett, I think his issue or his question would be to Mike and the Packers, 'Are you as committed to me as I am to this football team coming back?' And I think they have to really pound that out a little bit."
So let me see if I got this right: Favre had to gauge whether the Packers were serious? And the Packers had to gauge whether Favre is serious? Someone's bluffing.
In other Favre news, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell ruled that there was no tampering involved with the Minnesota Vikings in courting Favre. And while that was all going on, supposedly the Vikings and the Packers are still in talks of possible trade that would send Favre to the Vikings.
To make room for the quarterback on the roster, the Packers placed cornerback Condrew Allen on injured reserve.
Being placed on injured reserve means Allen's season is done. If the Packers decide he's worth keeping, he may spend all season on injured reserve. If not, they may come to some sort of injury settlement and release him.
As for Favre, there supposedly will be some sort of Mike McCarthy press conference before noon today to update what McCarthy has in store for Favre. The Packers practice today at 2:00 p.m. CST.