Fisher Won't Discuss Favre Rumors, Allen Comments

Posted at: 10/24/2013 5:57 PM | Updated at: 10/24/2013 11:06 PM
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Rams coach Jeff Fisher declined to address reports he tried to lure Brett Favre out of retirement to replace Sam Bradford, who is out for the season with a knee injury.

Fisher changed the subject after practice Thursday, then said "Nice try" when asked whether the 44-year-old Favre could be ready to play.

Kellen Clemens, the backup the past two seasons, makes his 13th career start Monday night against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams also signed Brady Quinn and Austin Davis.

Fisher said he wouldn't discuss players contacted after Bradford tore his left ACL on Sunday at Carolina, although he confirmed Tyler Thigpen also worked out.

Meanwhile, Favre's former teammate with the Vikings, Defensive End Jared Allen, joked with reporters that he'd fly to Mississippi if Favre returned. Allen was one of the players who flew to Favre's homestate in 2010 to get him to return for one more season with the Vikings.

"The dude (Favre) is still in good shape and he could probably come back and sling a few, but if he comes back, I am going to fly down there and tell him to stay retired, this is ridiculous (laughs). Brett, if you are listening, stay retired man (laughs). He can't come back again," said Allen. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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