Favre reluctantly revisited his departure from Green Bay a year ago and awkwardly backpedaled from previous comments that indicated a grudge against Packers general manager Ted Thompson.
Favre said his main motivation for signing with the Vikings as a free agent - after retiring for a second time following a season with the Jets - was to win a Super Bowl.
But if he’s not out for revenge on the Packers and still wanted to play, why didn’t he just stay with the Jets? Favre said at the end of last season, he wasn’t willing to have the surgery he’d need on his torn right biceps tendon to continue playing.
“I knew I had an injury that would require surgery if I chose to play,’’ Favre said. “And as disappointed as I was, I chose to go home and not have it and they chose to go in a different direction. That’s how it evolved.’’
Hasselbeck still sidelined Matt Hasselbeck
missed yet another practice for the Seahawks. He remains likely to miss a second consecutive game Sunday at Indianapolis. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback did some light throwing yesterday, the most he’s done in practice since he broke a rib at San Francisco Sept. 20. Backup Seneca Wallace
again ran the offense and figures to start. Tackle Walter Jones
and guard Rob Sims
- the left side of the offensive line - were also out injured. . . . Giants safety Kenny Phillips
had microfracture surgery on his left knee Tuesday. Cornerback Kevin Dockery
(hamstring), defensive end Justin Tuck
(shoulder), and wide receiver Hakeem Nicks
, the first-round draft pick who hurt his left foot in the season opener, participated fully in practice . . . Browns running back Jamal Lewis
(hamstring) and kicker Phil Dawson
(knee) missed their second straight day of practice. Both missed last Sunday’s game and both may have to sit out this week against the Bengals . . . Bills running back Marshawn Lynch
is back after serving a three-game league-imposed suspension after being arrested on a weapons charge . . . Houston cornerback Jacques Reeves
will miss Sunday’s game against Oakland after suffering a compound fracture from a thrown ball during warmups . . . Dolphins defensive tackle Paul Soliai
mourned the deaths of at least two relatives on the disaster-stricken Samoas, where a tsunami Tuesday killed at least 150.
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