Brett Favre to sign with Vikings - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Brett Favre to sign with Vikings

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Brett Favre will sign with the Minnesota Vikings this afternoon for around $12 million, according to sources at ESPN.

Favre boarded a Vikings team plane today (Tuesday) at 9:10 a.m. at the Hattiesburg Laurel Regional Airport.

He and his wife, Deanna, landed in St. Paul, Minn., around noon. 

Favre's agent, Bus Cook, told USA Today Tuesday a contract with the Vikings is a "done deal."

According to football players at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Favre has not missed one of their workouts in the three weeks since telling the Vikings he would stay retired. Favre was out practicing with the Warrior football team as late as Monday afternoon. He has spent the past seven off seasons working out at the high school.

The Biloxi Sun Herald reported Tuesday Favre's mother, Bonita, said her son will work out with the Vikings Wednesday and should take reps Friday night in a preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs. 

"I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play," she told the newspaper. "This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it."

"They (Minnesota) seem to have a good team in place, and he liked that," Bonita Favre added. "I guess I need to get a Vikings jersey now." 

Rumors have been passed around in recent weeks that Favre, a former Green Bay Packers and New York Jets quarterback, would join the Minnesota Vikings before the end of the preseason.

©2009 WDAM. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • "Superhero Saturday" held for Liquori Tate Memorial Foundation

    "Superhero Saturday" held for Liquori Tate Memorial Foundation

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:38:11 GMT

    Scooby-Doo, Captain America and other superheroes were at JavaWerks on Saturday to help raise money for the memorial foundation for a fallen Hattiesburg Police Officer. Officers Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen were shot during a traffic stop on May 9, 2015, on East 4th Street.  Both officers later died at Forrest General Hospital from their injuries.  So far, three people have been sentenced in their murders. 

    More >>

    Scooby-Doo, Captain America and other superheroes were at JavaWerks on Saturday to help raise money for the memorial foundation for a fallen Hattiesburg Police Officer. Officers Liquori Tate and Benjamin Deen were shot during a traffic stop on May 9, 2015, on East 4th Street.  Both officers later died at Forrest General Hospital from their injuries.  So far, three people have been sentenced in their murders. 

    More >>
  • One killed, four injured after head-on collision on I-59 near Purvis

    One killed, four injured after head-on collision on I-59 near Purvis

    Saturday, July 22 2017 4:12 PM EDT2017-07-22 20:12:16 GMT
    This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.This vehicle was involved in a three-car fatal accident on I-59 near Purvis Friday night. Photo credit WDAM.

    Mississippi Highway Patrol said a Hattiesburg man was killed after driving the wrong way on I-59 Friday night. Master Sergeant Brent Barfield, Public Information Officer for MHP Troop 6, said James Dawkins, 58, was driving northbound in the southbound land of I-59 when he collided head-on with another vehicle.  The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. near mile marker 52 in Lamar County.  Dawkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Barfield said the 21-yea...

    More >>

    Mississippi Highway Patrol said a Hattiesburg man was killed after driving the wrong way on I-59 Friday night. Master Sergeant Brent Barfield, Public Information Officer for MHP Troop 6, said James Dawkins, 58, was driving northbound in the southbound land of I-59 when he collided head-on with another vehicle.  The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. near mile marker 52 in Lamar County.  Dawkins died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash. Barfield said the 21-yea...

    More >>
  • Man critically injured after Jones County electrocution

    Man critically injured after Jones County electrocution

    Saturday, July 22 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-07-22 19:29:49 GMT
    Photo courtesy: Jones County Fire CouncilPhoto courtesy: Jones County Fire Council

    A Friday afternoon electrocution in Jones County left one man critically injured. The electrocution happened at Pitts Swabbing Service on Highway 84 East when a man operating an oil derrick reportedly came into contact with a high voltage cable, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. After part of the vehicle came into contact with the cable, the man was electrocuted by tens of thousands of volts and sustained significant burns. The man was a...

    More >>

    A Friday afternoon electrocution in Jones County left one man critically injured. The electrocution happened at Pitts Swabbing Service on Highway 84 East when a man operating an oil derrick reportedly came into contact with a high voltage cable, according to a press release from the Jones County Fire Council. After part of the vehicle came into contact with the cable, the man was electrocuted by tens of thousands of volts and sustained significant burns. The man was a...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly