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Vikings don't have their QB, but do have some new jeans

Vikings don't have their QB, but do have some new jeans

by Tom Pelissero
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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Brett Favre wasn't present when the Minnesota Vikings opened their offseason program on Monday, but apparently he did send his thoughts -- in the form of denim.

During a media session today at Winter Park, several players said they were surprised to find a pair of Wrangler jeans -- the brand Favre endorses -- waiting in their lockers.

"They're very nice," punter Chris Kluwe said, laughing. "I might need to break them in a little bit, though. They're kind of stiff. ... Maybe drag them behind my car for a couple miles."

Favre likely is months away from deciding whether to return for the 2010 season, and teammates available to reporters -- many veterans were nowhere to be seen -- roundly said they're not sure what the veteran quarterback will do.

"That's out of my call," linebacker Jasper Brinkley said. "It's one of those things I can't even comment on."

Said Kluwe, "You guys probably know just as much as we do. I know a lot of guys are eager to have him back, just because he proved what he can do last year. But that's ultimately a decision he's going to make, and whatever he decides, that's what he decides."

Asked at what point it would become a problem if Favre hasn't made a decision, receiver Greg Lewis said, "It's not my decision on how long or whatever. I can't worry about it. We have to get better and prepare to get better as a team each day that we're out here. So, whosever here, we're trying to get better and that's the way we're looking at it."

Tom Pelissero is Senior Editor and columnist for He hosts from 6 to 8 p.m. weeknights and co-hosts from 10 a.m. to noon Sundays on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.
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