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Brett Favre A Minnesota Viking

Associated Press Video Highlights: Brett Favre arrived at a St. Paul airport and is seen in the video driving away with Minnesota coach Brad Childress.

about his EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. —  Brett Favre is coming back for more.The 39-year-old quarterback turned his back on retirement for the second time in as many years, agreeing Tuesday to play for the Vikings.

Favre took a morning flight on a team plane from Mississippi to Minnesota, arrived to cheering fans outside the team’s practice facility and was in a helmet and pads less than 90 minutes later. His red practice jersey was the familiar No. 4, the same number he wore for years with the rival Green Bay Packers.

Minnesota Vikings 2009 Schedule

The deal is worth between $10 million to $12 million, according to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

The team confirmed a deal was done to The Associated Press

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“I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired,” Favre, a three-time NFL MVP, told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen in a voice mail message.

“If I felt like coming back — and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this — the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful,” Favre said in the message. Read full story here


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Vikings accept new teammate Favre with open arms

Even when Brett Favre told the Minnesota Vikings he was staying retired at the end of July, quarterback Tarvaris Jackson had his suspicions.

After competing for the starting job for the first two weeks of training camp, Jackson and Sage Rosenfels had the rug abruptly pulled out from under them when Favre arrived at practice on Tuesday and took over. Read more here