Favre To Make First Preseason Start

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Sunday, August 9, 2008 HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Brett Favre has a date for his first start with the New York Jets.

Favre took the practice field for the first time with his new team in front of an overflow crowd at New York's practice facility, and coach Eric Mangini said he'll be starting next Saturday when the Jets take on the Washington Redskins at the Meadowlands.

The 7,000-plus fans gave the iconic QB a standing ovation when he took the practice field and cheered again when he started completing passes to his new teammates.

Favre was acquired from Green Bay late Wednesday night and his first practice attracted more than double the usual crowd.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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