Pat Williams

Favre eager for rematch

Brett Favre says he can still play at a "high level" if he returns to the Vikings for a 20th NFL season.

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...