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Report: Favre has surgery on biceps

Lending further credence to the possibility that Brett Favre is about to stage a second unretirement - this time with the Vikings - the former Packers and Jets quarterback has had arthroscopic surgery on the injured biceps in his throwing arm, according to an ESPN.com report Sunday.

The report indicates that Favre had the partially torn biceps completely severed to relieve the discomfort he began experiencing late last season with the Jets. Favre's agent, Bus Cook, declined to confirm or deny the surgery took place.

If Favre feels his arm is sufficiently improved once he is permitted to resume throwing at full strength, all indications are he will return for a second straight year after previously announcing his retirement. He retired from the Packers in March 2008, but was traded to the Jets five months later.

After losing four of his last five games to finish 9-7 last season, Favre announced in February that he had decided to retire again. Each time he retired, Favre insisted at the time that he had no plans to return.

The Vikings are the only team to indicate interest in Favre, who turns 40 in October.

Cook said as recently as Friday that Favre had no plans to return, but that he could change his mind.

-- BOB GLAUBER

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