Deanna Favre's Step-Father Dies of Heart Attack
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre didn't practice yesterday morning because of what Packers officials said was a death in the family. But he did participate in the day's second practice.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette is reporting that the second husband of Favre's mother-in-law died of a heart attack Saturday in Mississippi.
Head coach Mike McCarthy has previously said he'd consider having Favre take part in only one practice on the days, such as yesterday, when two practices are scheduled.
When Favre isn't on the field, backup Aaron Rodgers gets time with the Number One offense. McCarthy says Rodgers' arm has gotten stronger and he's become more mature since the team picked him in the first round of the 2005 draft.
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