- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 6, 2009

From combined dispatches

ESPN is reporting that retired quarterback Brett Favre is scheduled to meet with Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress about a possible comeback.

The report Tuesday cited an anonymous source. It said Favre and Childress will meet at an undisclosed location later in the week. The longtime Packers quarterback retired for the second time after spending last season with the New York Jets. Both he and his agent, Bus Cook, said previously this spring that Favre intended to stay retired.

Cook did not immediately return a phone call to his Mississippi office.

Vikings spokesman Bob Hagan also did not immediately return a phone call.

Childress said last weekend the Vikings would discuss Favre’s availability after he was granted his release by the Jets.

VICK: Michael Vick and Tony Dungy met at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kan., where the former star quarterback is imprisoned.

“It was a private meeting between Mike and Coach Dungy and a positive meeting,” said Vick’s agent, Joel Segal.

Vick is serving a 23-month sentence for bankrolling a dogfighting conspiracy. He is to be transferred May 21 to home confinement in Hampton, Va. Vick is to stay in Hampton through July 31. He will work a $10-an-hour construction job as part of his probation.

Dungy retired as the Colts’ coach in January, two years after leading Indianapolis to a Super Bowl title. He has long been involved in prison ministries.

“Where my heart is is really with our young men right now,” Dungy said when he retired. “We have so many guys that didn’t grow up like me, didn’t have their dad there, and that’s something I’m very, very interested in.”

SAINTS: New Orleans cut receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui two days after the young players were arrested for supposedly being drunk and exposing themselves to two women in the parking lot of a suburban apartment complex where they live.

The pair were arrested early Sunday in River Ridge by Jefferson Parish authorities, who booked the two players with obscenity, disturbing the peace and lewd conduct.

Authorities said they were drunk, urinated in public and then exposed themselves when the women who called authorities came upon them.

AFL: The NFL will stage 16 games this season to honor the American Football League, which turns 50 in 2010.

In announcing the 16 matchups, the NFL said the eight original AFL teams will wear historic uniforms.

Eleven legacy games will be matchups between those original AFL teams: Buffalo, New England, San Diego, Denver, Oakland, Tennessee, Kansas City and the New York Jets. The Chargers actually began life in Los Angeles in 1960, while the Titans were the Houston Oilers and the Chiefs were the Dallas Texans. The Jets were known as the New York Titans back then.

The first legacy game is during the preseason Hall of Fame Game in Canton, Ohio, where Buffalo plays Tennessee on Aug. 8.

The season-opening Monday night doubleheader will feature Buffalo at New England, followed by San Diego at Oakland.

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