Packers to retire Brett Favre's number at ceremony

News staff and wire services

Brett Favre and the Packers have buried the hatchet.

Favre, who left Green Bay on bad terms, will return to Lambeau Field in 2015 to be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame and have his No. 4 jersey retired by the team. He made the announcement on his official website, saying he is "truly looking forward to celebrating and sharing this special moment with all of the great fans of the Green Bay Packers."

Favre did not give a date for the ceremony.

Favre spent 16 seasons with the Packers and is the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards. But the quarterback left acrimoniously in 2008, retiring at first, then returning. He was traded to the Jets and, after one season, joined the Vikings as a free agent. The situation between Favre and the Packers has mellowed since Favre announced his retirement after the 2010 season.

"It was a tremendous honor to play 16 years for the Green Bay Packers," Favre said on his web site.