NFL: Is spite driving Favre’s potential return?
MILWAUKEE ó Brett Favre, a free agent after retiring for the second time in as many years and being released by the New York Jets, is scheduled to meet with Minnesota coach Brad Childress this week to discuss the possibility of playing for the Vikings, according to several reports.
Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, said in an interview posted on USA Today’s Web site that Favre remains retired. Cook said he wasn’t aware of any meeting with Childress and denied that Favre would return simply out of spite.
“Are there certain things about the Packers, how things ended there and he felt they didn’t treat him right? That’s true,” Cook told the newspaper. “Does he have a certain vendetta against them? That’s not true. If he came back, it would be because he wants another chance to win a Super Bowl.”Even Minnesota’s governor is salivating at the thought of Favre playing for the Vikings.
Gov. Tim Pawlenty says putting Favre in purple would be “a wonderful little salt to rub in the eyes of some of our Green Bay Packer friends.”
DALLAS ó The company that built the collapsed Dallas Cowboy training facility also manufactured at least three other buildings that have fallen in heavy weather since 2002, according to court records.
The other tentlike facilities manufactured by Allentown, Pa.-based Summit Structures LLC or its related company, Cover-All Building Systems, were warehouse-type buildings in Philadelphia and upstate New York and an indoor arena for horse competition in Oregon. All the buildings fell in conditions that included heavy snow, according to records and interviews.
* IRVING, Texas ó Greg Gaither, an assistant athletic trainer who sustained a broken leg in the collapse, has been released from the hospital.
* IRVING, Texas ó Cowboys kicker Nick Folk is recovering from surgery to repair a torn cartilage in his hip.
He should resume light kicking work in about eight weeks.
CINCINNATI ó The Bengals expect to sign former Cowboys safety Roy Williams, reuniting him with former defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator from 2000-06.
* The Bengals have parted ways with Levi Jones, terminating the contract of their offensive tackle.
The move was expected. He has been bothered by knee and leg problems in recent years. Cincinnati took tackle Andre Smith of Alabama with the sixth pick in last month’s draft.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. ó Linebacker Larry Foote signed a one-year deal with his hometown team two days after being released by Pittsburgh. The former star at nearby Michigan says a lot of teams, including Arizona, Kansas City and Indianapolis, expressed interest in him.
NEW ORLEANS ó Efforts to bring back what would be the first Super Bowl in 12 years to New Orleans reached an important step as multimedia previews of the bid proposal by the New Orleans Saints and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation were packed up for shipping to each NFL owner.