There has been some confusion regarding the status of quarterback Brett Favre, given that he filed retirement papers earlier this year. Some of you have asked whether he will be required to request reinstatement before signing with the Vikings.
The answer is no.
Once the Jets released Favre from the reserve-retired list, the reinstatement issue became irrelevant.
“He’s a free agent,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told us via e-mail today.
So Favre can sign with the Vikings, or anyone else, without having to take any steps to formally unretire.