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Report: Favre expects to start against Pats

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings quarterback Brett Favre expects to start against the Patriots today despite two fractures in his left ankle, ESPN reported.

Favre said in a telephone interview that his injuries have healed significantly and that he plans to start, which would extend his record streak of consecutive regular-season starts to 292 games.

Favre wore a walking boot the first three days of last week and did not practice until Friday.

Coach Brad Childress said Friday that he "probably will" wait until the last hours before kickoff to decide whether Favre starts. Tarvaris Jackson is the backup.

More Favre: Manager Phil Reese said it's likely that Jenn Sterger, a Gaither High graduate, will meet with the NFL by the end of this week about the investigation into whether Favre sent her inappropriate text messages and lewd photos in 2008 when she was a Jets sideline reporter.

Cardinals: Linebackers Gerard Hayes and O'Brien Schofield were activated for today's game against the Bucs, and receiver Onrea Jones and linebacker Alex Hall were released.

Colts: Running back Joseph Addai (shoulder) was doubtful for Monday's game against the Texans. Running back Donald Brown (hamstring), receivers Pierre Garcon (foot), Anthony Gonzalez (ankle) and Reggie Wayne (hamstring) and cornerbacks Jacob Lacey (foot) and Jerraud Powers (foot) were questionable.

Eagles: Receiver DeSean Jackson (concussion) has improved but still might not be able to play against the Colts on Nov. 7.

Jets: Defensive end/linebacker Jason Taylor, 36, plans to end his 14-year career after this season, reported.

Packers: Running back Dimitri Nance (ankle) was questionable for today's game against the Jets. … Cornerback Tramon Williams and the team are working on a long-term contract, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported.

Panthers: Running back DeAngelo Williams (foot) won't play today against the Rams.

Ravens: Donte Stallworth (foot) is expected to return against the Dolphins on Nov. 7.

Texans: Guard Mike Brisel (knee) was questionable and defensive linemen Earl Mitchell (ankle) and Jesse Nading (knee) were doubtful for Monday's game against the Colts.

Report: Favre expects to start against Pats 10/30/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 30, 2010 7:46pm]
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