Eric Mangini and Brett Favre developed a close relationship last season when both were employed by the New York Jets. Mangini, now the Cleveland Browns head coach, wants to continue his relationship with the now-retired Favre. From NYDailyNews.com, per ProFootballTalk.com:
The odd couple are working out the logistics to spend time together this summer.
"He might come out to training camp to visit," Mangini said. "Maybe I will have him do the show team or just hang out."
Since Favre is still under contract to the Jets, Mangini can't have him put on a uniform and run the practice team, of course. But he didn't rule out Favre being a guest instructor for quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, who face an open competition in camp for Cleveland's starting quarterback job.
Mangini simply likes the idea of having the future Hall of Famer around for a few days.
"I don't think it would be anything formal," Mangini said. "It's not like we are hiring him to run the scout team. I don't think he would be interested in that. He would be more like a visitor. An open invite."
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