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Brett Favre reportedly will return to the Vikings [Updated]

August 17, 2010 |  1:33 pm

Favre_300 Brett Favre will join the Minnesota Vikings for a 20th NFL season, according to a Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald report citing a "highly placed source."

Favre and his wife, Deanna, are reportedly on their way back to Minnesota. The source said Favre is expected in Vikings camp.

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Earlier Tuesday, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that kicker Ryan Longwell, guard Steve Hutchinson and defensive end Jared Allen were all absent from the Vikings' morning practice and were en route to Hattiesburg, Miss., for a visit with Favre.

[Updated at 1:40 p.m.: According to, WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg reported that Favre departed on a plane bound for Minnesota at 2:15 p.m. ET on Tuesday. And is reporting that Favre told Longwell, Hutchinson and Allen that he would be returning for another season.]

-- Chuck Schilken
Photo: Brett Favre in January. Credit: Tom Olmscheid / Reuters