innesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre drops back to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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The end? Favre again files for retirement with NFL

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Brett Favre is following through on that vow to finally end hiscareer after 20 NFL seasons.

League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the Minnesotaquarterback had filed his retirement papers with the NFL. The newswas first reported by Fox Sports on its website Monday.

The 41-year-old Favre has filed retirement papers previously, ofcourse, and could request reinstatement at any time. He said he wasdone in 2008 with the Packers and 2009 with the Jets, only to jointhe Vikings and play two more years.

After an age-defying performance last season, Favre slumpedbadly in 2010 and suffered a slew of injuries. His sprainedthrowing shoulder ended his record streak of 297 straightregular-season games started, and later he had a concussion.

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