UPDATE: Favre to play for Vikings, mom says

BILOXI, Miss. — Brett Favre is headed back to the National Football League.

The former three-time MVP was scheduled to arrive in Minnesota Tuesday to prepare for his 19th season in the NFL.

Favre, who retired after the 17 seasons with the Packers and again after one with the Jets, is giving it another shot against Green Bay’s arch-rival Minnesota.

Brett Favre will be wearing a Vikings uniform on Friday and will see action against Kansas City, according to his mother, Bonita.

“He is going,” Bonita Favre, his mom said. “I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play. This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it.

“He told me he would always wonder ‘what if?’ I told him I supported him.”

Bonita Favre said her son will work out Wednesday and plans to take a few reps in a preseason home game on Friday against Kansas City. The Vikings are 1-0 after a 13-3 win over Indianapolis last Friday.

“I wanted to go to the game on Friday,” she said. “But I said I could not make because I have two baby showers at my house on Saturday. I think playing on Friday was part of the deal.”

The Vikings, who are expected to challenge for the NFC North title, feature running back Adrian Peterson.

“I hope he does not have to do as much,” she said. “He should not have to throw as much with the good running back. That said, I hope he does not have to throw as much and try to make things happen like he usually does.

“They seem to have a good team in place and he liked that. I guess I need to get a Vikings jersey now.”

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