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Chargers Want Brees Long-Term

Jan 11, 2006 10:32 PM EST

Drew Brees let the secret slip -- the San Diego Chargers would like to sign him to a long-term deal.

Brees was discussing his shoulder surgery and rehab during a conference call with San Diego reporters on Wednesday when he was asked if the team had told him anything about his future.

"They want to pursue me long-term," Brees said from Birmingham, Ala. "I know that's something that for the next few months everybody's going to be working on. As far as what's going on up to this point, it's not much, just the very beginning stages. I know they want me long-term and I want to be here long-term."

General manager A.J. Smith, who's always tightlipped about player transactions, at first refused to confirm that he or anyone else from the front office told Brees that.

"We don't have any comment on our business until we're complete with our business," Smith told The Associated Press.

Brees' agent, Tom Condon, said he hadn't heard from the Chargers.

"I know that Drew told me that, but I've had no conversations with the Chargers," Condon said.

Via ESPN