The Green Bay Packers have given the Tampa Bay Buccaneers permission to speak to retired quarterback Brett Favre, according to FoxSports.com.

Favre, 38, is expected to submit a letter to the NFL asking to be reinstated to the league as early as today. Reports have suggested that Favre intends to report to training camp with the Packers this weekend. The New York Jets have reportedly also been given permission to speak to Favre.

Bucs head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen are expected to address the media later today from Celebration Hotel, where the team has spent the afternoon checking in for the start of training camp.

Tampa Bay has five quarterbacks — Jeff Garcia, Brian Griese, Luke McCown, Chris Simms and Josh Johnson — on their roster.

PewterReport.com will have more on this story throughout the day.

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