Brett Favre is back in Minnesota to talk with Vikings

Brett Favre arrived in Minnesota Tuesday, accompanied by three teammates, to talk about his playing future with the NFL Vikings. Brett Favre had one of his best seasons statistically last year for Minnesota.

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre waves to the media and football fans after arriving by a private jet at Flying Cloud Airport, Tuesday, Aug. 17 in Eden Prairie, Minn.

The annual Brett Favre 'to play or not to play' dilemma appeared to be heading toward a resolution Tuesday when the highly decorated NFL quarterback arrived in Minnesota. Favre, 40, stepped off a private plane accompanied by three team mates after traveling from his Hattiesburg, Mississippi home to the Eden Prairie practice facilities of the Minnesota Vikings, according to the team's website (

No official word emerged Tuesday about whether Favre had decided to play for a 20th season or announce his retirement, as the strong-armed quarterback has considered in each of the last three seasons.

Favre, who had surgery on his left ankle following Minnesota's loss to the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship last season, had skipped the beginning of preseason training as he pondered his future.

A three-time winner of the NFL's most valuable player award, Favre had one of his best seasons statistically last year for Minnesota, who won the NFC North with a 12-4 mark.

Favre, an 11-time Pro Bowler who holds most major NFL records for a quarterback including career touchdowns, passing yards and wins, threw for more than 4,200 yards and registered 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions last season.

Vikings head coach Brad Childress was scheduled to speak with reporters following the team's morning practice Wednesday, with the club adding in a release: "Media availability with QB Brett Favre is to be determined."

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