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Report: Favre tells Vikings he’s not returning

Many of you scoffed at our report of uneasiness in Mankato regarding the Brett Favre situation.

Scoff no more.

Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports that Favre began telling team officials on Monday night that he will not return for another season. The disclosure comes on the heels of an observation from Zulgad that team “ownership and power brokers” held a meeting at practice that “looked very intense.”

Zulgad also reports that Favre plans to issue a press release later today. Apparently, Favre’s injured ankle “has not responded” after surgery and rehab.

Jay Glazer of FOX also reports that Favre has begun communicating the message to teammates. Per Glazer, he has cited wear and tear on his body as the reason for calling it quits.

We’ve been insisting that, before Favre returns, he needs to persuade everyone that he won’t return. Just like he did last year.