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Favre Not Required To Request Reinstatement

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.

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18 Responses to “Favre Not Required To Request Reinstatement”
  1. Bob_Nelson says: Jun 22, 2009 6:56 PM

    When Bus Cook gets him a deal with a real outdoor team and this whole minnesota fake is exposed as negotiating leverage, things will get very interesting.

  2. PackAttack says: Jun 22, 2009 6:57 PM

    Oh get up there already Brett and start lobbing those rainbows. Harris and Woodson have been like Flounder in Animal House all month… ” Isn’t this great???”

  3. mike-pcguy says: Jun 22, 2009 7:04 PM

    Four Favre stories today and we still have 5 hours to go….
    ….Back away from the “Favre” button, Florio…back away from the “Favre” button.

  4. ewurm says: Jun 22, 2009 7:41 PM

    Does Bob Barker have to file papers to unretire? Plinko + Barker= The bomb

  5. wbantle says: Jun 22, 2009 7:45 PM

    *anyone
    pay me later….

  6. packer4fan says: Jun 22, 2009 8:08 PM

    I love Favreapalooza !!! And I love Brett Favre

  7. JakeDSnake says: Jun 22, 2009 8:09 PM

    Thank God this post about how Favre doesn’t need to unretire will save us from a post about how needs to unretire. Now we need to know if Favre with need to fill out a new W-2.

  8. desides says: Jun 22, 2009 8:22 PM

    In that case, Childress should finish the job the Vikings started in 2000 and sign Dan Marino.

  9. c.carterhof says: Jun 22, 2009 8:47 PM

    Bob Nelson- Give it up man!!! Why do you keep on. LISTEN, THERE IS NO OTHER TEAM! Bart only wants to play for the VIKINGS! Sorry dude. And it looks like its gonna happen.

  10. empty13 says: Jun 22, 2009 8:54 PM

    marino? why not ken stabler?

  11. Bob_Nelson says: Jun 22, 2009 9:29 PM

    Why do Packer fans get upset at Brett Favre?
    He is not with the viklings.
    Just relax.
    No need to get upset unless it actually happens.

  12. c.carterhof says: Jun 22, 2009 9:31 PM

    You guys really need to find a way to speed this blog up. I posted about 20 min ago.

  13. JimmySmith says: Jun 22, 2009 9:34 PM

    Favre is a free agent but that’s hardly the word most would use to descirbe him; a$$hole, prima donna, egostical, self centered jerk seem to come to mind. In other words, he has a lot in common with his soon to be new head coach, Col Klink.

  14. Devils Advocate says: Jun 22, 2009 9:36 PM

    nobody cares Florio – if it wasnt for you Peter King and ESPN promoting it to make money – it’s legal prostitiution in your case – nobody cares- give it up
    oh yeah – who gives a flying fart in space
    mike pc-guy is right – you got 2 1/2 hours left today maybe you can squeeze in one more favre thread – oh joy!!!!!!!!

  15. c.carterhof says: Jun 22, 2009 10:08 PM

    Hello…hello, hmm… dang thing must be busted.

  16. MyPurpleHelmet says: Jun 22, 2009 10:23 PM

    Bob_Nelson,
    You need to go back to bed. Ask Mamma for baba and have another good dream. It’s either that, or get into treatment ASAP. It isn’t real. Get straight and it’ll be better in a couple of days. Your Packers will still finish 3rd or 4th, but youl be able to eat by yourself.

  17. cramjones says: Jun 22, 2009 10:23 PM

    c.carterhof says:
    “June 22nd, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    You guys really need to find a way to speed this blog up. I posted about 20 min ago.”
    Time travel much? Unless you are a supernerd, how can you post a time on a post you already posted?
    It does happen though, the post you post doesn’t get posted until later on in the post thread.
    Regards,
    Tom Poston

  18. savagenation says: Jun 23, 2009 10:31 AM

    #
    # JakeDSnake says:
    June 22nd, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    Thank God this post about how Favre doesn’t need to unretire will save us from a post about how needs to unretire. Now we need to know if Favre with need to fill out a new W-2.
    It’s a W-4 you fill out, Einstein…

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