Brett Favre's streak could end at 297
So much for having Brett Favre throw some passes in practice today.
The Minnesota Vikings altered that plan and the 41-year-old quarterback did not practice, raising serious questions whether or not he will keep his iron-man streak en tact on Sunday when they host the New York Giants.
Favre has a sprained SC joint in his right shoulder, and when reporters were allowed to watch prospect, he threw a few passes with his left arm. Coach Leslie Frazier confirmed after practice that Favre did not participate, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“He tested some things this morning in the walk-through and just didn’t didn’t feel comfortable in going much farther this afternoon," Frazier said. "We said, "Hey, we’ll wait until (Friday). Get another day’s rest and take a look at it (Friday) hopefully."
Favre has made 297 consecutive starts and obviously would like to reach the magical number of 300. If he cannot start, Tarvaris Jackson will take his place. Frazier said it would be difficult to play Favre if he doesn’t participate in any practice this week.
Meanwhile, Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin remained at home, battling a migraine. He missed last Sunday’s game vs. the Buffalo Bills.
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