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Childress declined to directly answer a question about whether he has recently spoken with Favre. The coach said he has been too busy with the NFL draft and the Vikings' rookie minicamp.
Asked whether the Vikings have discussed the possibility of pursuing Favre now that he's a free agent, Childress said no.
"We haven't. It doesn't mean we won't," Childress said. "We talk about everything, from what's going on in the United States on the front page today. ... So, yeah, I'm sure we'll talk about that."
"If Brett wants to play football, he should play football," McCarthy said Friday. "And that's really my stance on it. I mean, if he still wants to play, he should take advantage of his opportunities."
Brett Favre, QB
Passing Yards: 3,472
"The what-ifs and the hypothetical stories, you know, I thought maybe you guys would give me a bye this year," McCarthy said. "I did such a good job last year."
"I'm more focused on the guys that are here, participating in the offseason program," Childress said. "I'm more focused on our three quarterbacks right now -- Tarvaris and Sage and J.D. -- that are progressing through this program."
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