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Report: Favre staying retired

The Brett Favre watch appears to be over.

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports is reporting that Favre called Minnesota head coach Brad Childress to let him know that he would not be joining the team and will remain retired.

According to sources, Favre came to the conclusion in the last couple days that he did not have enough left in the tank to grind through a 19th season in the NFL. Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson will now compete for the starting quarterback job for the Vikings.

Minnesota is considered a Super Bowl contender this season, and the addition of Favre was considered by some NFL observers the final piece that would put them over the top.

The Seahawks will travel to Minnesota to take on the Vikings on Nov. 22.