Roundup: Favre gives the gift of Wranglers

The zip on Brett Favre‘s passes may have dulled over the years, but his wit remains as sharp as ever.

Favre let his Vikings teammates know that he was thinking of them by sending all of the participants in the team’s offseason workouts a pair of Wrangler jeans, according to the Star Tribune.

“I need to break them in a little bit, they are kind of stiff,” punter Chris Kluwe joked.

Of course, the best way to loosen those jeans? Put your pants on the ground, pants on the ground. …

The jeans came not a moment too soon, as there has been a dearth of Favre news in recent weeks. Which begs the question, will NFL Network’s Scott Hanson be fitted with a pair of Wranglers when he is camped out in front of the quarterback’s house for Favre Watch 2010?

Vikings players have to be a little disappointed. While a pair of jeans are a nice touch, Favre also endorses TVs for Sears. Nothing says you love your teammates like a 46-inch flat screen in each locker. Now you almost expect to see new RB Darius Reynaud in a T-shirt that says, “I went to Vikings offseason workouts and all I got was a lousy pair of Wranglers.”

But does this gesture mean that Favre is coming back? Come on, you know better than to ask that. But it is good to have Favre back in the news.

Other (non-Favre) news making its way Around the Web on a Wednesday:

  • Giants QB Eli Manning is not too concerned with Osi Umenyiora‘s recent proclamation that he will retire if he does not start for the Giants this season. Manning shrugged it off and told the New York Post that the problematic defensive end has “said some dumb things before.”
  • Titans coach Jeff Fisher told the Tennessean that Kerry Collins is entrenched as the No. 2 quarterback, and that the team signed Chris Simms because “he loves the game and he wants the opportunity to compete.”
  • Could the Rams be coming back to Los Angeles? Los Angeles Times columnist T.J. Simers connects the dots and speculates that Stan Kroenke purchasing the remaining 60 percent of the team could signal that the team could be returning. Though, Simers quotes no sources, only speculates about a potential move.
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