Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress confirmed to vikings.com that QB Brett Favre has decided to stay retired, ending an offseason-long string of speculation that the former Packer would join the Vikings in 2009.
In a statement released by Childress following Favre’s decision, the Vikings head coach said it was a unique opportunity to pursue a player such as Favre, but also that he feels good about his team and is looking forward to opening training camp in Mankato later this week.
One of the players who will be with the team when it opens camp on Friday is superstar RB Adrian Peterson. Peterson is excited to begin the season and also very confident in the teammates he has.
“It doesn’t make sense to worry about things that are out of my control,” Peterson said today. “My entire focus this offseason has been to recharge my body and prepare myself for the 2009 season. I am confident in every player we have on our roster and I believe our front office has done everything in its power to keep improving our team. Now, as players, it’s our job to go out there and defend our division championship, get back to the playoffs and make a run at the Super Bowl.”
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