Report: Favre to remain retired

If a Yahoo! report is true, Brett Favre has decided to stay retired.

Brett Favre will not be a Viking, according to a report on Yahoo! Sports. According to the web site, Favre informed Vikings coach Brad Childress sometime within the last day that he wanted to remain retired.

According to the Star Tribune, Vikings coach Brad Childress was expected to have dinner with Favre in Mississippi on Wednesday evening and continue discussions into Thursday, but Childress was spotted entering the Vikings' Winter Park practice facility around 7 a.m. on Thursday. According to Yahoo!, Favre informed Childress of his decision via a phone call, which means that Childress likely never made that trip to Favre's state of residence.

If Favre decides to stay retired this time – he announced his retirement with the Green Bay Packers last year before changing his mind during the summer, which resulted in a trade to the New York Jets – then the Vikings would enter training camp with Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson battling for the starting job. That was the original plan before Favre asked for and received his release from the New York Jets following the 2009 draft, during which the Jets traded up to the fifth pick to select USC quarterback Mark Sanchez.

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