Brett Favre acknowledged his anger over the team's unwillingness to pull off a trade for wide receiver Randy Moss, but denied yesterday he ever really wanted the Green Bay Packers to trade him.

"I was frustrated a couple weeks back when Randy Moss was traded to New England," Favre said on the Packers' Web site. "I never wanted to be traded and I don't want to be traded. I want to be in Green Bay. I want to finish my career as a Packer."

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It's an attempt by the three-time MVP to calm the maelstrom that started when he spent Saturday venting about the Packers' front office in a handful of interviews at his charity golf tournament. Fox Sports' Web site reported Sunday that Favre's agent called Packers general manager Ted Thompson shortly after last month's NFL draft to request a trade.

That request was denied, according to the report, and Packers coach Mike McCarthy eventually calmed Favre down and got him to admit that he never really wanted to play elsewhere.

"Sometimes when I get frustrated, I let my emotions get the better of me," Favre said in the statement. Favre's agent, James "Bus" Cook, did not return a call from the Associated Press.

Packers officials have not denied that Favre's agent requested a trade. Packers general manager Ted Thompson said on Sunday he was not willing to divulge details of talks the team has had with players or agents.

Noteworthy

* Terrell Owens, asked at Cowboys minicamp what he got out of his only season with coach Bill Parcells, answered, "Nothing, really." Owens has noticed how different things are under new coach Wade Phillips.

* Terrell Owens, asked at Cowboys minicamp what he got out of his only season with coach Bill Parcells, answered, "Nothing, really." Owens has noticed how different things are under new coach Wade Phillips.

"Everybody knows he's a laid-back coach, obviously a little different than Bill . . . I don't think you have to be a disciplinarian to get your point across," Owens said. "I think having a new head coach is good for everybody.

* A decision on Tennessee cornerback Adam "Pacman" Jones' appeal for leniency from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be delayed while lawyers complete paperwork.

The commissioner then will review the briefs summing up the legal points and testimony from the appeal hearing before deciding whether to ease Jones' seasonlong NFL suspension.

Goodell punished Jones and Cincinnati receiver Chris Henry last month for conduct detrimental to the league.

* Cincinnati released veteran defensive tackle Sam Adams. *