Favre was officially announced as inactive for the NFL’s first Tuesday Night Football game since 1946.
There were plenty of people out there, myself included, that thought there was no way the Vikings QB would give up what would likely be his last chance to step into the spotlight on prime time TV.
And all you fantasy football owners out there can finally take a breath. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson didn’t join Favre on the inactive list. The great rusher was active and should start despite sitting out last week with a thigh/knee injury.
Some familiar faces for Birds fans were also pinned on the inactive list. Former Eagles wideouts Greg Lewis and Hank Baskett won’t be in uniform. Joining them on the inactive list were DT Fred Evans, S Tyrell Johnson, S Madieu Williams, T Thomas Welch and third-string QB Rhett Bomar.
Injured LB Stewart Bradley who remained out with a dislocated elbow headlined the Eagles inactive list.
The rest of the Eagles inactives were CB Brandon Hughes, LB Keenan Clayton, DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, CB Gerald Lawson, G Reggie Wells, T Austin Howard and third-string QB Mike Kafka.
The big surprise was that recently re-signed Derrick Burgess will suit for the Eagles for the first time since 2004.