Favre signing tops Tuesday’s training camp news

The biggest news of an eventful Tuesday was Brett Favre reporting to Vikings training camp and immediately signing a two-year contract. As always, our analysts and writers wasted no time in chiming in about it.

Pat Kirwan suggests it won’t take long for Favre to feel comfortable in the Vikings’ system. Likewise, NFL Network’s Mike Mayock believes the Vikings have enough offensive weapons to allow Favre to be successful. Solomon Wilcots is one analyst who believes Favre’s return actually might favor his former team, the Packers, who know a thing or two about the quarterback’s tendencies. NFL Network’s Jason La Canfora examines the ripple effect that Favre’s arrival will have on the rest of the Vikings — specifically the quarterbacks — and reports that several team sources believe Tarvaris Jackson could be on his way out of town. Lastly, fantasy guru Michael Fabiano writes that Favre immediately increases the fantasy value of his teammates, specifically RBs Adrian Peterson and Chester Taylor, WRs Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin and TE Visanthe Shiancoe.

Some other training camp news from around the league:

  • Just as Lions WR Calvin Johnson returned to practice while recovering from a thumb injury, the team announced that K Jason Hanson underwent minor knee surgery. Hanson is expected to recover quickly, the team said.
  • Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said RB Mewelde Moore is close to returning to practice as he recovers from a hamstring injury that has sidelined him since Aug. 4.
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