And Now The Roster Details
So Brett Favre is back in Minnesota and the Vikings are poised for a Super Bowl run. The state of Minnesota has breathed a collective sigh of relief, and ESPN’s ratings are skyrocketing. This is a win-win for everyone, right? Well, maybe it’s not a “win” for the guy who gets cut to make room for Favre on the roster.
The Vikings waived wide receiver Jaymar Johnson to make room for Favre. Johnson is currently injured, so the team will likely have to negotiate an injury settlement with the second year receiver out of Jackson State.
The Vikings official website also confirms that Brett Favre will practice today. The roster move has been made, and apparently, Favre has passed his physical. Had Favre failed his physical, I’m sure the Vikings would simply have looked past it, much like Ron Wolf did when Favre was traded from the Falcons to the Packers back in 1992.
We will also get our first chance to hear from Brett Favre and Brad Childress after today’s practice. Practice begins at 11:40 CST and is scheduled to last two hours. The press conference will be streamed live on Vikings.com starting at approximately 1:30 p.m.
Favre and Childress will be peppered with non-football questions, and I doubt either one will give us the answers we seek. All of the details surrounding Favre’s comeback will be answered sooner or later. I look forward to hearing the details as they slowly leak out, but for now, I only have two questions I want answered. First, is Favre’s ankle healed? Second, if so, how much will he play on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers?
Finally, a thought occurred to me this morning that I wondered if I should even share. But, I’m a blogger, and no one really reads this anyway, so why not?
What happens if Favre gets hurt in the preseason? I hate to say it, but he’s already got a bad ankle. Is it even worth the risk to play him?