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ESPN: Rams contact Favre about return

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting that interest remains in bringing Brett Favre back to the NFL.

Schefter says the St. Louis Rams contacted Favre following Sam Bradford's season-ending injury but Favre wasn't interested in coming out of retirement.

Favre last played with the Minnesota Vikings in December 2010. The future Hall of Fame quarterback and three-time NFL most valuable player played 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to two Super Bowls. His tear-filled retirement from the team in 2008 turned into a saga because he decided to play again, the Packers refused to take him back and he joined the New York Jets and Vikings.

The 44-year-old Favre was asked about the Rams' interest in an interview with ESPN 570 Radio in Washington on Thursday and made it clear he is not returning to the NFL, ESPN reported.

"It's flattering, but you know there's no way I'm going to do that," he told the radio station.

Schefter says the Rams reached out to Favre's agent Bus Cook on Sunday night.

In the radio interview, Favre said his last season with the Vikings, when a shoulder injury ended his consecutive starts streak at 297, convinced him it was time to stop playing.

"I had a great career. I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will," he told ESPN 570. "It was time."

Favre said he's "content" with his life away from the game.

"My family took a back seat for 20 years. My 14-year-old daughter plays volleyball and is in the ninth grade and will be playing again the next three years," Favre said in the interview. "I've taken trips that I never thought I'd take. I've gone to Yellowstone and I've gone to Glacier National Park. ... We've gone down to the Bahamas, we've done things that really everybody in my family just kind of waited for."


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