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Report: Brad Childress may hold Brett Favre out against Patriots

Whether Brett Favre continues his Iron Man streak may not be up to Brett Favre.

His coach, Brad Childress, is leaning toward starting Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback on Sunday against the New England Patriots, an NFL source tells the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. In addition, Favre has told confidants that he is not convinced Childress will let him play, the NFL Network reported.

Favre, who has a fracture in his left ankle and foot, has been working toward making his 292nd consecutive start despite not practicing this week.

Neither is tipping his hand just yet, but the presence or absence of Favre at today's practice figures to be significant. "He's doing a little better every day," Childress said Thursday. Earlier in the week, he'd said Favre's streak wouldn't be a factor in determining whether Favre plays. "Whether it's good enough to play in an NFL football game remains to be seen. Just taking it a day at a time."

Favre was out of the walking boot on Thursday. He is expected to get an orthotically-outfitted shoe that is one size larger than his usual 14s. As for practicing today, he said Thursday:

"I wouldn't put anything past me to be honest with you."

By Cindy Boren  | October 29, 2010; 10:13 AM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre  
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