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NFL roundup: Possible deadline imposed for Favre

Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS ó The Minnesota Vikings reportedly have told Brett Favre to decide this week if he wants to play this year.
Coach Brad Childress imposed the deadline on the star quarterback, according to ESPN. The network cited two unidentified sources Monday on its Web site.
When Favre retired in February for the second time, he blamed a partially torn biceps tendon for his poor play late in the season for the New York Jets. The three-time NFL MVP said his health was the main reason behind his decision.
With the Vikings interested in bringing him back for a 19th season, however, Favre has reportedly been considering a comeback contingent on the full healing of his throwing arm.
ESPN has reported Favre had arthroscopic surgery sometime in May on his ailing right shoulder but that it hasn’t responded. The report said the 39-year-old wouldn’t return to the game unless he feels better.
ARREST
COLUMBIA, S.C. ó Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Brandon Jamison has been arrested in South Carolina on traffic and weapons charges.
The State reported Monday that Jamison was arrested early Sunday in downtown Columbia and charged with reckless driving and illegal possession of a gun. Lt. Jay Evans said both charges are misdemeanors.
Evans said Jamison gave permission to have his car searched and officers found a .40 Ruger handgun with 10 bullets.
Jamison played in three games for the Atlanta Falcons in 2006 and in 19 for the Panthers in 2006 and ’07.
PATRIOTS
BOLTON, Mass. ó New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork said it made “the most sense” for him to stay away from the Patriots’ organized team activities while he hopes to get a contract extension.
“It’s nothing personal towards the organization. It’s nothing personal towards my coaches or anything like that,” Wilfork said on WEEI radio.
COWBOYS
IRVING, Texas ó The Dallas Cowboys say there are no plans to bring back Adam “Pacman” Jones, the cornerback whose career has been marred by off-the-field problems.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones raised the possibility in a weekend interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple said Monday the owner had told him it wasn’t going to happen.
EAGLES
PHILADELPHIA ó The Philadelphia Eagles owe the city $8 million in luxury box revenue from since-demolished Veterans Stadium.
That was a city judge’s ruling Monday in the long-running dispute between the city and its football team.
REDSKINS
ASHBURN, Va. ó The Washington Redskins are a lottery team, albeit one with no pingpong balls to worry about.
The Redskins and the Virginia Lottery unveiled a $20 scratch-off ticket featuring the team’s logo, taking advantage of a new NFL rule that allows teams to sign licensing deals with state-sponsored lotteries.
The ticket has a top prize of $1 million, and second-chance prizes include season tickets for 20 years and a chance to travel with the team to an away game against the Dallas Cowboys.
COACHES
NEW YORK ó NFL coaches Tom Coughlin, Jeff Fisher and John Harbaugh will be visiting U.S. troops in the Persian Gulf region this summer.
Former coaches Jon Gruden and Bill Cowher also will be part of the latest USO tour involving NFL personnel.

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