Favre saga put on hold

June, 9, 2009
6/09/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

Well now. Here's the best advice I can give you Tuesday night: Hold on. The Brett Favre-Minnesota story isn't going to be resolved anytime soon.

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, the Vikings have temporarily suspended their pursuit of Favre. The message was relayed between Vikings contract negotiator Rob Brzezinski and agent Bus Cook. At the same time, however, the Vikings are encouraging Favre to continue rehabilitation on his surgically-repaired right arm -- suggesting the possibility that they will revisit his status later this summer.

Werder and ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Monday that the Vikings had asked Favre to make a decision about his future by the end of this week. From this vantage point, Tuesday's story simply means the deadline will pass with no significant meaning.

It remains hard to believe that the Vikings would go this far with Favre and then decide to move on. The fact that Tuesday's key conversation occurred between Brzezinski and Cook suggests the dividing point could be more related to financial issues than issues of football or health.

As always, stay tuned.

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