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Favre says he's interested in playing for Vikings

In his first interview since retiring from the Jets in February, 39-year-old quarterback Brett Favre admitted last night he is contemplating a second comeback, this time with the Vikings.

Favre, appearing on the new HBO show "Joe Buck Live," confirmed that he had surgery a little more than two weeks ago on his torn right biceps, an injury that hampered him down the stretch last year with the Jets. After leading the Jets to an 8-3 record, the Jets went 1-4 down the stretch and missed the playoffs.

Favre said Dr. James Andrews, who performed the surgery, indicated it would be another four or five weeks before he will be able to throw pain free.

Asked directly by Buck whether he plans to play again, Favre was noncommittal. "Maybe," he told Buck.

As for the condition of his arm, Favre said: "More or less, I can throw and I could throw before the surgery, but I couldn't throw late in the year last season. Certain throws hurt. I had pain in my neck and down my arm."

Favre said he has talked to the Vikings, "but nothing other than, 'Are you interested?' and vice versa." Favre said he is not talking with any other NFL teams.

"It makes perfect sense as far as coming back to an offense I've run for 16 years," he said. "I could teach the offense. It was tough going to New York last year. I was two weeks late, totally new offense. Brian Schottenheimer and Eric Mangini were great with me. We condensed it, but it was like learning a foreign language."


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