One minute, Brett Favre sternly insists he isn't out for revenge against the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. The next, he says it's only human for him to feel like he has something to prove to the team that traded him.
In his first extended interview session with Wisconsin-based reporters since well before his unretirement saga went public last summer, Favre reluctantly revisited his departure from Green Bay. He also awkwardly backpedaled from previous comments that indicated a grudge against Packers general manager Ted Thompson.
Favre will be wearing the purple uniform of the Packers' bitter NFC North rival at the Metrodome on Monday night, but said his career moves over the past year aren't based on revenge.
"Never was motivated for that reason," Favre said in a conference call. "No. That has nothing to do with it."
But when reminded of his comments to si.com in February, in which Favre said part of his motivation for coming back last season was "sticking it" to Thompson, Favre acknowledged he did want to show the Packers he still belonged in the NFL.
"It's human nature to feel, I didn't use the word revenge, but to prove that you still could play," Favre said. "To prove someone wrong, or prove a group wrong. So you can call it what you want."
BILLS: Starting cornerback Leodis McKelvin was placed on season-ending injured reserve to clear room for the team to add running back Marshawn Lynch to the active roster.
BROWNS: Running back Jamal Lewis (hamstring) and kicker Phil Dawson (knee) missed their second straight day of practice.
COWBOYS: Owner Jerry Jones says running back Marion Barber should play Sunday at Denver. Barber missed Monday night's 21-7 victory against Carolina after injuring a thigh the previous week.
DOLPHINS: Linebacker Joey Porter sat out practice for the second day in a row because of a sore hamstring, and he could miss a game for only the seventh time in his 11-year career.
PANTHERS: Carolina signed Hollis Thomas, another move made by a struggling team trying to fill a void at defensive tackle. Rookie tackle Ra'Shon Harris was released to make room for Thomas, who was let go by St. Louis on Tuesday.
REDSKINS: Washington is switching its starting strong safety, giving Reed Doughty the job and demoting Chris Horton.
TEXANS: Cornerback Jacques Reeves will miss Sunday's game against Oakland after breaking his right pinky finger during warm-ups for practice.