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:
- Michael Vick ran the Eagles’ scout-team offense Tuesday, calling plays for RB Brian Westbrook and other players not ready to play in this week’s preseason game.
- Raiders WR Chaz Schilens is likely out for at least a month after breaking a bone in his left foot.
- The Bills and top pick DE Aaron Maybin are still far apart in contract negotiations.
- Colts CB Kelvin Hayden left Tuesday’s practice with a hamstring injury and is expected to be out 3 to 4 weeks.
- 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.
- Seahawks starting OT Walter Jones left the practice field in pain Monday after aggravating a back injury.
- 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.