Report: Favre and Childress to meet

Vikings coach Brad Childress plans to meet with Brett Favre later this week, according to a report on

Last week, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the team would likely discuss the possibilities of former Packers and Jets quarterback Brett Favre joining the Vikings.

On Tuesday, ESPN's Ed Werder reported that Childress and Favre plan to meet later this week at an undisclosed location, according to an unnamed source "with direct knowledge of the discussions between the two parties."

The team would expect Favre to participate fully in offseason workouts and training camp. Last year, after renouncing his tearful retirement from the Packers, the quarterback was traded to the Jets with a clause that would have required the New York to give two first-round draft picks to the Green Bay if Favre were traded to the Vikings. This year, with the Jets releasing Favre last week, he would be free to join the Vikings without Minnesota owing compensation to another team.

Last year, Favre threw 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions for the Jets and his production declined late in the season, presumably because of a torn biceps tendon that was revealed in December. ESPN reports that he has declined to have surgery on the tendon.

Over the last five games of the season, he threw only two touchdowns and nine interceptions and had only one game of the final five in which his completion percentage eclipsed 60.

For the 2008 season, Favre completed 343 of 522 passes (65.7 completion percentage) for 3,472 yards. For his career, he has completed 61.6 percent of his passes with 464 touchdowns and 310 interceptions and an 85.4 passer rating.

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