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Notebook: Free food for Favre's friend

Ryan Longwell (Andy King/AP)

Ryan Longwell and the team's other specialists finally took advantage of a free meal that was waiting for Brett Favre, who didn't show up in Mankato but did talk to Longwell twice in the last 24 hours. Plus, get notes from the final media-accessible practice of camp.

There are some times when being topical can work to your advantage. Early on in training camp, kicker Ryan Longwell and some of his teammates went to the Pizza Ranch, a Mankato restaurant that serves a daily buffet menu. As Longwell arrived, he saw on the building's marquee an open invitation to Brett Favre saying "Hey Favre. Can't decide? We have chicken and pizza." After Longwell went...

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