This is going to make some people very happy and others very exasperated (via the Newark Star-Ledger):
Amid chatter that Brett Favre is contemplating coming out of retirement yet again, the Jets announced Tuesday evening that they have released the former Green Bay Packers great from the reserve/retirement list.
The move means that Favre is now free to sign with any team, if he wishes and the Jets wouldn’t be owed any compensation because they no longer have his rights.
Favre’s release from the Jets could pave the way for him to come back with the Vikings, the team he originally wanted to play for following his bitter divorce with Green Bay.
“Bus (Cook) and Mike (Tannenbaum) have been talking about this for a while,” said Favre in a statement. “Nothing has changed. At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to football.”
The Jets needed the cap relief, especially after trading way up to draft Mark Sanchez, so this was sort of a foregone conclusion. Now the Favre-to-Vikings watch may commence. Sigh.