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Brett Favre heads back to Minnesota

HATTIESBURG, MS (WLOX) - The Favre saga continues. Both ESPN and the NFL Network are reporting Brett Favre is back in Minnesota to begin practice with the Vikings.

Speculation about Favre's future in the NFL has been a hot topic of conversation this summer. The quarterback had off season surgery on his ankle, making most experts predict Favre would be under center for his 20th season. But just as training camps opened, word leaked that Favre sent a text to Minnesota teammate saying he was walking away from the game.

A day later, Favre told the media in Hattiesburg he would play if his ankle was okay.

Fast forward to last week, when ESPN reported that Favre visited Dr. James Andrews to see how his ankle was recovering from the surgery.

Now, ESPN is saying three Vikings teammates flew to Hattiesburg to meet with number four, and convince him to return to Minnesota. Reports say those players were Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen, and Ryan Longwell.

Favre's website posted a message Tuesday saying "stay tuned for breaking news from the Minnesota Vikings today on Brett Favre's possible return."

Favre will turn 41 in October and has flirted with retirement for years. He threw 33 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season to help the Vikings reach the NFC title game.

As soon as we hear something definitive from Brett Favre, you'll hear about it on WLOX News and WLOX.com.

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