Favre's Status Upgraded


Brett Favre was upgraded from 'questionable' to 'probable' on the team's injury report, meaning there is a 75-percent chance he will play Monday night against the Miami Dolphins, Packers GM/Head Coach Mike Sherman announced Saturday.

Just less than two weeks after suffering a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left knee against the Washington Redskins, Favre took most of the snaps in the team's Saturday practice, which was closed to the media.

"We were out there for about an hour-and-25 minutes and he took just about all the snaps," Sherman said. "It seemed like he did okay. It is a little different in the game, obviously, than practice. But what we asked him to do today, he did a nice job."

Sherman confirmed that Favre wore his specially fitted knee brace during practice Saturday, and would continue to wear it Monday night.

Sherman said neither the injury, nor the brace seem to have affected Favre's throwing.

"When he had the brace and the tape on, he was very limited," Sherman said. "Now that he pretty much just has the brace on, he has some more freedom.

"(When) he was taped up really heavily, he wasn't as accurate. But with the tape off, it seems like he's pretty accurate."

Asked if he found Favre's quick recovery and potential to start Monday night remarkable, Sherman said it was just the same old Favre.

"Nothing is remarkable about Brett," he said. "You kind of expect it. It would have been remarkable if he came back the following week and played. Someone asked me the other day, could he have played (last weekend)? With him, you just don't know."

Favre has started 164 consecutive regular season games, an NFL record among quarterbacks and the longest active streak at any position.

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