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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.

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