NFL Networks Scott Hanson has refuted reports by Yahoo Sports reporter Rick Schwartz that Brett Favre has decided to stay retired. Hanson has countered that Favre has not ruled out retirement and that he has actually had conversations with Vikings head coach Brad Childress.
Form what we(as in the whole planet) knows, Favre has not came out publicly to relay his future plans, which in essence, means he's more likely to play in 2009.
And that's just the point. This IS NOT a matter of "mulling it over". If Favre wanted to stay retired, He would have came out and said so long before the rumors blew out of proportion. This is clearly a case of a man with an inflated sense of purpose trying to be the highlight of one of the most suspenseful offseasons in recent memory.
Word of advice: Until he says otherwise, Expect Brett Favre to suit up for the '09 season.
UPDATE: Favre has sent his shoulder X-Rays to the Vikings