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Tarvaris Jackson Getting Dumped by Minnesota Vikings

You knew it was only a matter of time before rumors started flying around about Tarvaris Jackson and the Minnesota Vikings. Well, the rumors appear to be true now, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

What are you going to do when you’ve got the quarterback who led the New York (Jersey) Jets to a 9-7 and AFC East third-place finish last year in the house? You gotta trade or release the guy who helped your team to a 10-6 record and a first-place finish in the NFC North, right?

Well, now that Brett Favre is on board for the Minnesota Vikings, it’s looking like Tarvaris Jackson is history. The team is apparently trying to trade or release him by Friday, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

The team doesn’t want to trade him within the division, of course, but beggars cannot be choosers, and it’s expected that the Detroit Lions may try to snag him for a low draft pick. Otherwise, expect Jackson to be out on the street by the weekend with a whole lot of incentive to beat Minnesota wherever he ends up.

What a way to treat the player that helped you reach the playoffs last season. Stay classy, Vikings front office.


Source: Brett Favre Will Sign with Vikings Today

Multiple reports have come out saying Brett Favre was seen boarding a Minnesota-bound plane bearing a Vikings logo Tuesday.

Mark Rosen of WCCO-TV in Minneapolis is reporting Favre is expected to sign with the team Tuesday. Rosen also said Favre will practice with the team at their afternoon practice.

WCCO spoke with an official at the Hattiesburg, Miss. airport, who saw an airplane with the Vikings logo leave the airport Tuesday morning.

Favre was expected to sign with the team prior to training camp but ultimately told the team he would remain retired.

It now appears that a Favre signing is imminent.

UPDATE: Favre will sign a $10-12 million deal pending a physical.

Vikings coach Brad Childress has confirmed the reports in an email to the Associated Press


The Favre Saga Is Over, Decision Is Revealed!

Brett Favre has made a decision on his NFL Future.

The 39-year-old has decided to remain retired.

This offseason has been filled with rumors of his return and possibility of joining Minnesota.  Over the last few weeks Favre continue to struggle to come to a decision.

But as ESPN reports, Favre will not make another return.

Coach Brad Childress confirmed the reports to the Star Tribune.  He told the paper Favre did not want to play through the grind of another NFL season.

“I just think it was a rare opportunity to explore a Hall of Fame quarterback who had background in the NFC and in this division,” Childress said to the newspaper. “He knows our system inside out…This doesn’t change anything about how I feel about our football team.”

“As we have consistently communicated, we feel good about our team and they have put forth a tremendous effort this offseason preparing for the season ahead,” Childress said in a statement on the team’s Web site. “With this behind us, we look forward to getting to Mankato and getting training camp under way.”

Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will compete for the Vikings’ starting quarterback job.

It was an interesting offseason, but Brett, enjoy retirement!