VU Daily Blog: 8/18/10

The day that Brett Favre's return to the Vikings became official led to numerous notes. See all the Vikings news and speculation as it progressed through the VU Daily Blog.

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Posted on Twitter at: 10:04:00 PM
Rosenfels rejects self-pitying approach: Sage Rosenfels knows his football future could be altered with the arriva...

Posted on Twitter at: 6:58:00 PM
Vikings ‘cops' get their fugitive: The three players who convinced Brett Favre to come back for another season tal...

Posted on Twitter at: 4:56:00 PM
A great big Favre finale?: Brett Favre arrived at Winter Park on Tuesday and was already declaring this his final ...

Posted on Twitter at: 2:26:00 PM
Childress apologized for having coordinators lie about things yesterday. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:23:00 PM
Favre said he's done after this season and he believes what he's saying. Do you? #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:16:00 PM
Favre acknowleged the fans who wrote letters, paid for billboards and made the trip to Hattiesburg. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 2:15:00 PM
Favre: "I don't want to fail. I'm just being honest with you." #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:59:00 PM
Favre: "I've done it all. There's nothing left to prove." Said its about his teammates.

Posted on Twitter at: 1:57:00 PM
Favre said he thinks practice went smoothly and he would like to play Sunday night. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:53:00 PM
Favre said there is a new bone spur, but not as big as the one that was removed. Surgery was needed three years ago. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:50:00 PM
Favre said his decision to play came down to the team, but it was a difficult decision. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:48:00 PM
The players kept the gist of their conversation with Favre mostly private but said he was happy to see them. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:46:00 PM
Steve Hutchinson said the organization requested them to go down to Mississippi on Monday after practice. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:45:00 PM
The Favre and Childress press conference are upcoming, hopefully soon. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 1:44:00 PM
Brett Favre was at practice and looking decent, but Rosenfels probably looked the best of them all. #Vikings

Posted on Twitter at: 11:38:00 AM
The media has increased for some reason, by about seven times. #Vikings #overkill #favre

Posted on Twitter at: 11:02:00 AM
Vikings waive wide receiver: Hot News for WR Jaymar Johnson

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10:29:00 AM

Favre becomes official

Brett is officially back. Brett Favre is scheduled to be on the practice field this morning when the Vikings convene for the 11:40 a.m. practice.

The press conferences with Brad Childress and Favre are scheduled for roughly 2 p.m.

In order to make room for Favre on the 80-man roster – he was previously listed as "did not report," a designation that allowed for a roster exemption – the Vikings placed WR Jaymar Johnson on the waived/injured list. Johnson hurt his thumb on Saturday night in the preseason opener and had it taped while he was on the sidelines on Monday. He wasn't at practice Tuesday.


Posted on Twitter at: 10:25:00 AM
The #Vikings have waived/injured WR Jaymar Johnson to make room for Brett Favre, who will practice today. Press conf. prob at 2 p.m. CT.

Posted by: Tim Yotter
on Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 9:30:00 AM

Packers didn't believe Favre's retirement ponderings

During "Brett Favre's Retirement Ponderings: The Early Years," former Vikings safety Darren Sharper didn't believe it. The two players' situations were much different then. Favre was considering retirement from the Packers and Sharper was still a productive safety with the Vikings.

When Favre announced one of his early retirements (we've lost count how many times he's pondered it), Sharper publicly called his bluff. Having been Favre's teammate in Green Bay, Sharper knew the indecision that plagued the quarterback and the competitive spirit that drives him.

So it wasn't too surprising earlier this month, when reports surfaced that Favre indicated in text messages to his Vikings teammates and front-office personnel that he was retiring, that his former Packers teammates weren't ready to accept that at face value either.

"I don't have any thoughts. I don't care," linebacker Nick Barnett told Packer Report at the time. "If he is retired, congratulations. If he's not, we have the same goal, and that's to hit him. It doesn't matter if he retires or not or whoever's playing quarterback over there — Norman Bates, Jeffrey Dahmer, Saddam Hussein, doesn't matter. We still have the same goal in mind."

Several other Packers players and staffers weren't ready to accept it either. And we keep being reminded of why that is. Told that Favre was coming on Tuesday, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he had "no reaction." And you thought you were sick of Favre talk?

Favre is expected to have a press conference this afternoon if all goes well and he's back on the practice field later this morning.


Posted on Twitter at: 11:42:00 PM
From Hattiesburg to home base, players dish: Visanthe Shiancoe said Jared Allen roped up Brett Favre, but it was a...

Posted on Twitter at: 9:12:00 PM
Tyrell Johnson finds area to improve upon: Safety Tyrell Johnson knows he is fighting to keep his starting spot, b...

Posted on Twitter at: 9:12:00 PM
The other QBs: The Favre impact: Brett Favre's teammates, especially at the quarterback position, were put in anot...

Posted on Twitter at: 5:59:00 PM
Media availability for Favre is "to be determined," according to a #Vikings press release. Childress will talk tomorrow after practice.

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