Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has changed his mind and now is expected to attend the team's mandatory minicamp this weekend, a person familiar with the situation said yesterday.

The person, who requested anonymity because neither side planned to officially announce Favre's intention to attend, said Favre is now expected to be present when the 3-day minicamp opens in Green Bay tomorrow.

On Tuesday, Favre told the Biloxi (Miss.) Sun-Herald that because he is unable to practice while recovering from offseason ankle surgery, he planned to stay home in Mississippi to assist in preparations for his daughter's upcoming high school graduation.

At the time, Favre said the decision was not related to his frustration with the team's unwillingness to complete a trade for wide receiver Randy Moss.

On Sunday, Fox Sports' Web site reported that Favre's agent requested a trade shortly after the Packers failed to land Moss last month. Moss instead was traded from Oakland to New England.

Favre issued a statement through the team on Monday saying he didn't want to be traded.

Noteworthy

* Chicago defensive tackle Tank Johnson met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss legal problems that landed the player in jail, but no discipline was immediately handed down by the league. The meeting, at an undisclosed location in New York, came 3 days after Johnson was released from the Cook County (Ill.) Jail, where he served 60 days of a 120-day sentence for violating probation on a weapons charge.

* Chicago defensive tackle Tank Johnson met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to discuss legal problems that landed the player in jail, but no discipline was immediately handed down by the league. The meeting, at an undisclosed location in New York, came 3 days after Johnson was released from the Cook County (Ill.) Jail, where he served 60 days of a 120-day sentence for violating probation on a weapons charge.

* Officials will meet Monday to review evidence collected in the weeks since dogs and equipment associated with dog fighting were seized from a home owned by Atlanta quarterback Michael Vick. No charges have been filed, but an official said as many as six to 10 people could be involved. Dog fighting is a felony in Virginia.

* NFL owners next week will discuss shortening the time for each pick in the first two rounds of the draft. *