October 4, 2009 in Sports

Favre expected to play

Associated Press
 

Brett Favre won’t be missing his first game against the Green Bay Packers.

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback is listed as probable for the showdown on Monday night. Favre has been limited in practice all week because of a sore right foot, but he will make his 273rd consecutive start.

All-Pro left guard Steve Hutchinson is listed as questionable with a back injury.

Browns lose Davis

Cleveland Browns rookie running back James Davis will miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

The team placed Davis, a sixth-round pick from Clemson, on injured reserve and signed running back Chris Jennings to the active roster from the practice squad.

Davis, who led Cleveland in rushing during the exhibition season, got hurt in the season opener against Minnesota on a hit by cornerback Antoine Winfield.

Seau waits by phone

Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau is trying out some new careers this fall as part of a television show called “Sports Jobs.”

What he really wants is his old one back.

“That would be nice,” he said after riding on the Zamboni between periods of Thursday night’s NHL opener between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals. “Tell Belichick to call me.”

Seau has already come out of retirement twice to play for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Last year, the 12-time Pro Bowl selection joined the team in December after it was struck by a rash of injuries. This year the Patriots have already lost linebacker Jerod Mayo for 6-8 weeks.

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