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Favre Likely to Play in 2010 If Healthy

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Brett Favre says his decision whether to play for the Minnesota Vikings this season is "not about the money."

Favre was asked Wednesday if the Vikings are offering more money to lure him back for a 20th NFL season. He says he's been in touch with the team in "they know what's going on with me."

The QB was scheduled to make $13 million next season, the second year of a two-year deal worth $25 million.  

Favre again hit the practice field at Oak Grove High School on Wednesday.  He did not appear to be working out, but simply ran onto the field and began lightly tossing the ball with players in warmups. He then helped an assistant coach as the players went through drills.

Favre has made regular appearances at Oak Grove in the summer for several years, working out with players during informal summer drills as he prepared for the upcoming season.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell says Favre will play this season if his ankle allows it.

Bevell spoke on Wednesday after a morning practice in Mankato. He has been close friends with Favre dating back to when Bevell was the quarterbacks coach for the Green Bay Packers.

Bevell says he has spoken to the 40-year-old quarterback recently, but not in the last 24 hours. He says it's been his understanding all along that if Favre's surgically repaired left ankle heals well enough, Favre will return to play for the Vikings this season.

Favre's agent, Bus Cook, also said Wednesday that Favre plans to play if his health holds up. He says Favre will visit his surgeon, Dr. James Andrews, next week.

On Tuesday, a Vikings player said Favre texted teammates and said he planned to retire. The former league MVP told the Vikings his ankle is not responding well after offseason surgery.

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