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Favre shows off arm strength

August 19th, 2009 – 5:32 PM by Chip Scoggins

Brett Favre threw more passes in Wednesday’s practice than he did in his first practice and he certainly had plenty of zip on the ball.

Favre had surgery to repair a torn biceps tendon in May and revealed Tuesday that he has a tear in his rotator cuff. But Favre’s teammates said he still has plenty of velocity on his throws.

“The dude’s throwing missiles out there,” defensive end Jared Allen said.

“It’s hot, it’s hot,” wide receiver Bobby Wade said.

“Every ball is a fastball,” tight end Visanthe Shiancoe said. “I’m not sure if it’s his ‘fast’ ball yet. I’m scared to see his ‘fast’ ball, but it seems like they’re on a string.”

Favre’s former position coach Steve Mariucci watched practice and had this to say about Favre’s arm: “He was throwing it pretty good. He was shootin’ it around. I think the issue is, what will he feel like tomorrow? He threw more today and he threw harder today than he did yesterday. So he’s just going to wait and see, is my arm feeling a little bit sore, is it fatigued? And it shouldn’t.”

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