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NFL waives tampering charges against Vikes; Favre placed on active roster

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According to the Web site NFL.com, the tampering charges brought by the Green Bay Packers against the Minnesota Vikings have been dropped by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

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The accusations stemmed from contact between then retired quarterback Brett Favre and various coaches on the Vikings staff.

The report on the Web site noted that in a letter sent to the teams, Goodell acknowledged there was contact, but said none of conversations involved talked by either party of a job for Favre.

The Packers responded to Goodell's decision with a statement on their Web site.

"Based on the information that we had, the Packers thought it was appropriate to bring this matter to the league's attention.

"We respect the Commissioner's investigation of this matter and we now consider it closed," the statement read.

Packers' General Manager Ted Thompson also announced that Favre had been placed on the team's active roster after he was reinstated by Goodell early Monday.

To make room for Favre, the team put conerback Condrew Andrew on injured reserve because of a knee injury the player suffered.

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