Black and Blue all over: Favre coverage doesn't rule the world

July, 15, 2008
7/15/08
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Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

The masses have spoken: "Brett Favre" is not on the tip of everyone's tongue. At least a few people care about the three other teams in this division. We understand. So we'll start off with two non-Favre/Packers stories, just to show we care.

  • Ex-Detroit Lions running back Kevin Jones will visit Chicago's Halas Hall today, according to David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune. Jones seems to have narrowed his selections down to the Bears or Tampa Bay and could make a decision as early as today. This can't be short-term fix for the Bears, who released starter Cedric Benson this spring and are confident in rookie Matt Forte. Jones had surgery to repair a torn ACL earlier this year and won't be ready for contact when training camp starts. He's a long-term insurance policy. He also has been talking to the Bucs for a while and could be visiting the Bears to determine his market value.
  • The Minnesota Vikings have had a number of players work out this summer with personal trainer Tom Shaw at Disney's Wide World of Sports in Orlando, Fla. Among them is quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 seconds.

OK, enough of that.

  • Green Bay Packers legend Paul Hornung thinks the Packers should trade Favre. "Get the most you can out of it," Hornung said. Hornung was participating in a golf tournament as part of the Packers Hall of Fame induction this weekend. As of Monday, Favre was still expected at the event Saturday to introduce center Frank Winters.
  • The Favre saga is reminiscent of Barry Sanders' estrangement from the Detroit Lions, writes Mike O'Hara of the Detroit News. O'Hara notes some differences in the situations, but warns of the dangers of alienating a franchise icon.

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