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Colts owner Jim Irsay tweets from Brett Favre’s hometown

08.22.11 at 3:13 pm ET
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Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted Sunday from Hattiesburg, Miss., hometown of the currently retired Brett Favre. The full tweet was:

“Brad, I’m in Hattiesburg…is it right or left at the Firechief?”

Though the AP reported that there’s been no contact between Irsay and Favre, Favre has already come out of retirement twice to continue his career.

The Colts, meanwhile, have almost no depth at quarterback behind Peyton Manning, who has yet to play in the preseason after offseason neck surgery. Despite Favre’s poor 2010-11 season with the Vikings and allegations of sexual harassment while playing for the Jets, Favre would still represent a more experienced backup than Curtis Painter, who is 8-for-16 for 95 yards, no touchdowns and an interception in two preseason games. Painter could not get the Colts past their 29-yard-line on any drive in the first half of Friday’s loss to the Redskins.

Bus Cook, Favre’s agent, said that while he hasn’t talked to Favre in the last few days, Favre seems to have no intention of coming out of retirement.

“Last time I saw him he was on his tractor mowing the back 40,” Cook said.

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