Brett Favre will be a Viking after all.
Three weeks after the future Hall of Fame quarterback told the Vikings he had decided to remain retired, he arrived in Minnesota and signed a contract at Winter Park.
A 5 p.m. news conference to introduce Favre is scheduled.
"We believe adding a player such as Brett Favre to our mix will be a strong positive for this football team," coach Brad Childress said in a release. "As we have conveyed before, his unique knowledge of our system, the NFC North and his innate skills make this a rare opportunity. We felt there was a brief window to reconsider the possibility and we owed it to the organization to evaluate our options. After thorough discussion, the same variables that made this a unique and positive situation previously, still exist. Now, our attention turns to getting to work as a team, our next practice and preparing for the season."