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Favre garners special privileges

Brett Favre (Ronald Martinez/Getty)

Brett Favre's special status extends beyond his ability to miss training camp. On the field, he has special privileges, according to Tarvaris Jackson, who says the 19-year veteran has earned that right because of his abilities.

Tarvaris Jackson is entering his fifth season in the NFL and he's fully aware that even fifth-year veterans don't get the same privileges of a certain 20-year veteran who will be in the Hall of Fame five years after he retires. Vikings coach Brad Childress has said repeatedly that there is no manual for how to best handle the increased flexibility he's willing to offer Brett Favre. Childress... Recommended Stories