Childress meets with Favre in Mississippi
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is in Mississippi trying to find out if Brett Favre has made up his mind about playing this season.
Training camp for the Vikings is set to open in 11 days and it's doubtful if anyone in the Vikings organization expects Favre to be in Mankato for the start of training camp. Several players have said they would not be surprised if he didn't attend training camp, but would still play this season.
Last year, Favre didn't sign with the Vikings until Aug. 18.
Favre and Childress were both in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Monday morning at a passing camp for high school players. Favre has been seen working out with the high school team several times already this summer.
When asked the reason for his visit, the Vikings coach responded, "You can fill in the blanks."
Last week, Favre said he still has not decided if he will return to play this season. It all depends on the health of his surgically-repaired left ankle.
Childress said he did not know how long his stay in Mississippi would last, and Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said he didn't know anything about the meeting.
Favre enjoyed a stellar season with the Vikings last season, leading them to the NFC championship before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints.
Favre compiled a 107.2 quarterback rating last season, completing 68.4 percent of his passes en route to throwing for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns with only seven interceptions.