Brett Favre retirement statement expected today? [UPDATED]

Brett Favre prognostication has taken a turn for the louder: The Vikings QB is about to retire from the National Football League, according to NFL sources channeled by the Star Tribune. And Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, "This is it," according to ESPN. But when coach Brad Childress showed up for a press conference after practice, he shrugged his shoulders.

News to him, he said.

Of course, this is Brett Favre we're talking about. The guy's retired twice before. On his official website, headlines about him being a no-show at training camp are still posted -- but no news. So we're on tenterhooks like everyone else.

Brett Favre retirement statement expected today? [UPDATED]

Check back for updates. Meantime, here's some of what we've written about him this past year.

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