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Favre's mom: He'll play with the Vikings Friday

Brett Favre is headed back to the National Football League.

The former three-time MVP in scheduled to land in Minnesota before noon to prepare for his 19th season in the NFL.

Favre, who retired after the 17 seasons with the Packers and again after one with the Jets, is giving it another shot against Green Bay’s arch-rival Minnesota.

‘‘He is going,’’ Bonita Favre, his mom said. ‘‘I have mixed emotions, but I have always loved to watch him play. This time, however, I thought he would stay retired and stay home. I guess he could not do it."

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