Vikings will give Favre time, want Taylor back

If the Vikings’ stance on QB Brett Favre wasn’t definitive, it certainly is now.

Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said Saturday the franchise would “love” to have Favre back for another season, but the team is giving him time to make a decision, according to Judd Zulgad of the Star Tribune.

“I think you go ahead and let Brett decide what he wants to do,” Spielman said. “I know the organization, from our ownership, from our coaches and I think from our fans out there, we’d love to have Brett Favre back for another year and see if we can make another run at this.”

Spielman, however, also noted that Favre’s decision would not influence how the Vikings evaluate the quarterback position as they examine their options.

“We are in the process of all our meetings,” Spielman said, “so we’ll evaluate any potential trades out there, we’ll look and see if there’s anyone who gets cut, we’ll look and see what we have and re-evaluate where we are at with Sage [Rosenfels] and T-Jack [Tarvaris Jackson]. We’ll also evaluate this draft very closely.”

Here’s a rundown of some other Vikings topics:

  • Spielman said it’s the Vikings “goal and intent” to re-sign unrestricted free-agent RB Chester Taylor. “Chester Taylor brings so much to this football team,” Spielman said. “He’s like the unsung hero of the offense.”
  • The Vikings expect DT Pat Williams to return, despite his recent suggestion that he was 50-50 to return in 2010.
  • In another piece from Zulgad, he reports DE Ray Edwards said during a radio interview he was informed by the Vikings the team will make him a tender offer that would keep him under a one-year agreement for 2010.
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