Vikings Interested in Favre?

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Brett Favre says he's retired, but Minnesota coach Brad Childress acknowledges it's likely the Vikings will at least assess their interest in the record-setting quarterback later in the offseason.

Childress declined Friday to directly answer a question about whether he's spoken recently with Favre. The coach says he has been too busy with the NFL draft and the team's rookie minicamp.

Favre asked for and received his release from the Jets earlier this week. The 39-year-old Favre left his future open with the disclaimer "at this time" in a statement affirming his retirement.