- Associated Press - Thursday, June 24, 2010

GULFPORT, Miss. | Brett Favre says he knows he can still play “at a high level” if he returns to the Vikings for a 20th NFL season.

Favre has not yet declared his intention for 2010, but he’s not sounding like a retired quarterback. Favre told the Sun Herald for an interview posted Thursday on the Mississippi newspaper’s website he “would love to go beat the Saints” in the season opener on Sept. 9.

New Orleans beat Minnesota in the NFC championship game in January.

The Sun Herald also reports Favre is riding his bicycle to rehabilitate from left ankle surgery. He says he’s healing on schedule.

Favre’s agent Bus Cook said “nope” in an e-mail to The Associated Press, responding to a question about whether Favre has decided to play or not. The Vikings declined comment.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com