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