Brett Favre said he is considering coming out of retirement for a second time and the only team he has talked to about a return to the NFL is the Minnesota Vikings.

Favre appeared on the new HBO show "Joe Buck Live" in his first public appearance since retiring from the New York Jets in February.

The three-time NFL MVP said last night he had surgery 2 1/2 weeks ago on his throwing arm. He says the doctor who performed the surgery on his biceps told him it would take 4 to 5 weeks for the NFL's career leader in touchdown passes to know if the procedure was a success.

Favre said he has had contact with the Vikings, but "nothing more than 'are you interested.' "

Favre has been assessing the condition of his arm and whether he is interested in coming out of retirement for a second straight year.

The Vikings were a presumed suitor last summer Favre, 39, renounced his retirement from the Packers and was told Green Bay was going with Aaron Rodgers at quarterback. He threw 22 touchdown passes and 22 interceptions last season for the Jets, who finished 1-4 to miss the playoffs.

The Vikings won their division without him, but have been unsettled at the sport's most important position for the past 3-plus years.

Quarterbacks Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels have gone through an offseason of uncertainty as rumors swirl about Favre. The Vikings report to training camp in about 6 weeks.


* The New York Jets signed third-round draft pick Shonn Greene to a 4-year deal that includes a $905,000 signing bonus.

The bulldozing running back out of Iowa was the first player taken on the second day of the draft after the Jets traded up with Detroit to select him. Greene, a former star at Winslow Township High School, rushed for a school-record 1,850 yards and 20 touchdowns last season.

* Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donté Stallworth has made a plea agreement in his DUI manslaughter case, ESPN reported. Stallworth, who played for the Eagles in 2006, allegedly struck and killed a 59-year-old man on March 14. Police said his blood-alcohol level was .126.

The deal is expected to be announced today when the Stallworth appears in a Miami courtroom. Stallworth faced as many as 15 years in prison if convicted.

* Former New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress is negotiating with several NFL teams to return to pro football this season after a judge adjourned his case on charges of gun possession until Sept. 23. *