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Packers will retire Favre's jersey on Thanksgiving

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GREEN BAY (AP) -

The Green Bay Packers will give thanks to Brett Favre during their Thanksgiving night game.

The Packers announced Monday what had been long expected: Favre's dark green No. 4 jersey will be formally retired and unveiled on the north facade of Lambeau Field at halftime of their Nov. 26 game against the NFC North rival Chicago Bears.

The Packers and Bears have the NFL's longest-running series, dating to 1921. Favre played for the Packers against the Bears 32 times in his storied career, going 22-10.

The ceremony will come more than seven years after Favre's contentious breakup with the team he quarterbacked for 16 seasons.

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