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Vikings pleased with Favre's progress from biceps tendon surgery

MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says he has watched video of quarterback Brett Favre throwing a football and his motion "looked fine" to him.

Childress spoke to reporters on Sunday at a charity event for former Vikings center Matt Birk. He told the Star Tribune of Minneapolis that he has not spoken to Favre in a couple of weeks.

The coach has watched video of Favre working out in Mississippi and says, "I liked his throwing motion, the little bit that I saw on tape."

Favre told The Associated Press last week that he is still testing his surgically repaired throwing arm, but expects to give the Vikings an answer on playing for them by July 30. That's the day the Vikings report for training camp in Mankato, and many expect the 39-year-old quarterback to be there with them.

Favre and the Vikings have spoken openly about a potential deal for most of the summer. He had surgery on his biceps tendon in May and has been throwing to kids at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss., while he works his way back into shape.

Childress said on Sunday that he has not been told directly of any deadline for a decision by Favre.

"I've said all the way along, he's going to let us know when (he's ready)," Childress said. "It's not like we're doing anything but being on vacation right now."

But he was aware of the comments and said team athletic trainer Eric Sugarman and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell gave Childress favorable reports upon their return from a visit with Favre.

"I think (Bevell) thought he was progressing," Childress said. "I think Suge felt the same way."

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