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Brett Favre reportedly is conflicted about returning to NFL

July 24, 2009 | 11:09 am

Favre_240 Well, I'm not really sure how big the news is, but the No. 2 NFL story on ESPN this morning, behind the question about Michael Vick's future in the league, is that Brett Favre now "is conflicted" about returning to play pro football.

With Favre's over-documented history of waffling about his playing career since his days as the  quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, how much the needle is moving on this decision is debatable. Gone from the Packers, definitely retired, signs with the Jets, gone from the Jets, definitely retired, maybe signing with the Minnesota Vikings ... conflicted. Aren't we all?

Favre has already said that he'll make a decision before the Vikings open camp on Thursday. Amen to that. If he comes back, great. He's a player you always want to watch just because you never know what you'll get. And if he actually makes his retirement permanent, well that's just fine too.

And as for Green Bay, some Packers' fans have simply moved on. A T-shirt making the rounds in Wisconsin has this message: "We'll never forget you, Brent."

-- Mike James

Photo: Brett Favre working out with the Oak Grove High football team on July 15, 2009 as he prepares for his next move in the NFL. Photo credit: Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press.