Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Minnesota coach Brad Childress released the statement below moments ago. Note that Childress refers to the Vikings' pursuit of Brett Favre as "behind us." This wording is especially notable considering Favre's legendary proclivity to change his mind.
Childress: "It was a rare and unique opportunity to consider adding not only a future Hall of Fame quarterback but one that is very familiar with our system and division. That does not detract from the team that we have. As we have consistently communicated, we feel good about our team and they have put forth a tremendous effort this offseason preparing for the season ahead. With this behind us, we look forward to getting to Mankato and getting training camp under way."