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Agent: Favre still undecided whether to play or retire

All the Packers' offseason moves still haven't helped Brett Favre decide whether to return to Green Bay.

Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen on Wednesday that the quarterback has yet to decide whether he will play for the Packers next season or retire.

However, Cook did confirm that Favre and the Packers had agreed to a second extension on the deadline for the $3 million roster bonus Favre is due. The bonus deadline was originally extended by a week to March 20. Now, according to Cook, it has been extended until the first week of April.

Under terms of the contract, Favre would become an unrestricted free agent if the Packers do not pay the bonus. But all along, the sides had an understanding that the payment deadline would be pushed back if Favre needed more time to decide on his future.

Favre triggered retirement rumors after the Packers stumbled to an uncharacteristic 4-12 finish. Ted Thompson, the Packers' general manager, said he's not rushing the 36-year-old to make a decision, though he'd like to know soon enough so he can adjust if necessary.

"No, we've not tried to establish any sort of timetable," Thompson said. "He's played a long time, and I think it's important for him sit down and think it through to make the best decision for him.

"Physically, he thinks he can do it, but he wants to make sure, I think, mentally that he's ready to do it," Thompson said.

In January, Favre told Mortensen that he wanted to wait until training camp to make a decision about his playing future. But he realized that amount of time is likely not a luxury he will be afforded.

"I wish I knew where I stood," Favre told Mortensen in an interview that aired as ESPN's Sunday Conversation. "If I had to pick right now and make a decision, I would say I'm not coming back."

In the interview at his home in Mississippi, Favre told Mortensen he would like more time to decide whether to return for another NFL season. But he understands the Packers need to know soon to properly prepare for the NFL draft and other offseason personnel matters.

"I'd like to wait 'til training camp," Favre said with a laugh. "But I know I have to make the decision in the next month for their sake."

Favre said he'd told Thompson that if the team doesn't want to wait for him to commit to either playing the 2006 season or retiring, then he should be "cut loose."

"I love the game too much and I love my legacy too much to have that just be OK," Favre said, "and I don't want to be just OK. I want to be good, and I don't know if I'm committed enough [right now] to be good on an everyday basis."

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.