Brett Favre Will Rejoin Vikings for His 20th NFL Season, NFL Network Says

Brett Favre has boarded a plane to Minneapolis and will rejoin the Minnesota Vikings for a 20th season in the National Football League, the NFL Network said.

Favre, 40, missed training camp and the Vikings’ first preseason game while trying to decide whether to return. He’s traveling to Minneapolis after teammates Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen and Ryan Longwell flew to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, to discuss his playing status, the NFL Network said without saying where it got the information.

Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, didn’t return an e-mail seeking comment on the report.

On Aug. 2 -- three days after the start of Vikings’ training camp -- the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported that Favre informed team personnel via text message that he wouldn’t return. Favre, who had surgery in May to remove scar tissue and bone spurs from his left ankle, later said he had yet to reach a decision. The Vikings open the regular season on Sept. 9 in New Orleans against the Super Bowl champion Saints.

Favre threw 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season in leading the Vikings to a 12-4 record.

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