Source: Favre Tells Vikings Teammates He's Done

Stop me if you've heard this before, but the The Detroit News is reporting late Tuesday evening that Brett Favre tells Vikings he is going to retire.

Favre has started to contact teammates and Vikings officials to say he will not return for a 20th NFL season, tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said on Tuesday evening.

"He told a couple guys on our team he's going to retire," Shiancoe said after practice. "He hasn't told me yet. I'm going to check my phone right now, but it hasn't been said publicly yet so I don't know what to believe"

Of course, as typical with Favre Retirement Watch reports, this could not be confirmed by the Vikings.

Coach Brad Childress said Favre had not told him directly that he plans to retire as of Tuesday morning. The coach would not confirm Favre's status with the team, calling it a "fluid situation," and he was unavailable for comment after the evening practice. Owner Zygi Wilf declined to comment.

"I'm not a big hearsay person," Childress said. "I gotta hear it from the horse's mouth."


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