Brett Favre Is Back In The Headlines-Could He Still Be A Minnesota Viking?

Andy SmithCorrespondent IAugust 17, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets looks to pass against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Brett Favre saga, the Favre soap opera, Favre watch.

Call it what you like, but Brett Favre is back in the news again.'s Jay Glazer reported earlier today that Brett Favre may still join the Minnesota Vikings before the regular season starts for the Vikings Sept. 13 at the Clevland Browns.

After a visit to the Minnesota Vikings Training Camp in Mankato, Minn., Glazer asked many Vikings' players and coaches about "when" not "if" Favre would join.

One un-named Viking told Glazer, "I'm telling you it's already done, right after the Indy game (first preseason game). I don't think anyone here doesn't think that."

Another Viking wasn't as certain but did say, "I don't know if it's done, but I think he'll be in by the third preseason game."

The Minnesota Vikings are a team considered by many to be just a QB away from a Super Bowl title, and now are in the midst a QB battle with two young players vying for the Vikings starting position.

Sage Rosenfels looked good in regards to running the Vikings offense, leading them to two scoring drives in a 13-3 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the Vikings' first pre-season game.

Tavaris Jackson, however, wasn't as successful, but looks to start this Friday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

So now Favre re-joins the mix—or does he?

All the rumors aside, Favre has already told the Vikings organization twice that he would remain retired. Wether or not Favre's story will stand remains to be seen.

The ugly truth is, Favre doesn't like Training Camp and will do anything to skip camp. So who's to say this isn't another Favre gimic to try and get more lime light?

In the past three months, no NFL story has had bigger coverage then Favre's continuous flirtation with a return with the Minnesota Vikings.

If Favre does join, it will be the 19th season for Favre, who will be 40 years old later this October.

However, as we all know, Favre is a tough subject, a complicated, strenuous story that is never 100 percent or a for sure thing.

Regardless of what happens this week or in the next few weeks ahead, this story is still just a simple rumor.

It cannot be taken seriously until real evidence can back up these publications of eccentric sports writers who manage to get the football world in a fuss over a simple rumor.

As always, this story always changes, Favre can never close the door on anything, and this is another Favre- related story that you will have to stay tuned to see if any further developments do arise.