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Favre says he will play despite tag

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — With an NFL-record streak of 289 regular-season starts on the line, the Vikings' Brett Favre was listed by coach Brad Childress as questionable for Sunday against Dallas, but the embattled quarterback told ESPN he likely will play.

Favre had only limited practice this week for the Vikings while trying to rest his ailing right elbow, which has been bothered by tendinitis.

Childress said a final decision on Favre's status would be made at game time: "It will be right up till then. … I can't look into a crystal ball and see how he wakes up tomorrow."

Favre had said earlier this week he'd consider sitting out to rest if necessary, but worse injuries haven't kept him from playing in the past.

The NFL is looking into allegations that Favre sent inappropriate pictures and messages to former Jets sideline reporter Jenn Sterger when he played for the team in 2008.

Bengals: The league fined receiver Terrell Owens $5,000 for violating the league's ban on using social media shortly before games. Owens acknowledged that he sent a message on Twitter an hour before a 24-21 loss to Tampa Bay. … The league rejected defensive end Antwan Odom's appeal and suspended him four games for violating its policy on performance-enhancing substances.

Eagles: Quarterback Kevin Kolb will make his second straight start in place of Michael Vick (rib cartilage). Vick practiced for the first time Friday, so there's a chance he could be the backup against his former team, the Falcons.

Jets: Late for a team meeting, cornerback Darrelle Revis was ticketed for going 80 mph in a 40 mph zone and cited for careless driving.

Lions: Quarterback Matthew Stafford (shoulder) was upgraded to questionable. Coach Jim Schwartz hasn't announced a starter for the Giants game, but Schwartz was not willing to say Stafford would be activated to replace Shaun Hill. … Receiver Nate Burleson was fined $15,000 for kicking a ball into the stands and displaying a shirt with a personal message during a win over the Rams.

Packers: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers (concussion) practiced for the second straight day and appears ready to start against Miami. Coach Mike McCarthy said Rodgers was to meet late Friday with the team's medical staff for one more evaluation.

Raiders: Quarterback Jason Campbell will start in place of the injured Bruce Gradkowski.

Redskins: Defensive end Jeremy Jarmon was fined $5,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

Saints: Kicker Garrett Hartley is back from a two-week benching after missing three of his first seven kicks. Replacement John Carney, 46, made five of his six kicks but was cut primarily because the team needed space on the roster for other positions.

Texans: Defensive end Antonio Smith was fined $12,500 for three violations: a face mask and two unnecessary roughness calls against the Giants.

Titans: Punter Brett Kern (hamstring) did not practice, but running back Chris Johnson (thigh), receiver Damian Williams and defensive tackle Tony Brown all participated.

McNAIR death: The widow of Steve McNair has won a request to get $2.5 million from the late quarterback's estate. Mechelle McNair had asked a Nashville judge to unfreeze a portion of the estate so that she and McNair's four sons could each have $500,000 until the probate case gets sorted out. McNair was 36 when he was killed by his mistress in 2009. He did not have a will.

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