Favre hasn't yet said if he plans to play, but he's not sounding like a retired quarterback.
Favre told the Sun Herald on Thursday on the Mississippi newspaper's website he would "love to go beat the Saints" in the season opener Sept. 9.
• An apologetic but defiant Steve Smith expressed regret for breaking his left forearm playing flag football while also taking shots at critics who questioned the Panthers receiver's judgment.
Smith called into Charlotte radio station WFNZ-AM, acknowledging he had been a regular participant in an adult flag football league at a Charlotte YMCA.
•Veteran cornerback Walt Harris agreed to a one-year deal with the Ravens. … The Minnesota Court of Appeals has rejected the NFL's request to expedite its handling of the case of Vikings Kevin Williams and Pat Williams, which means the defensive tackles may get to play the entire upcoming season.