Ed Reed expresses his desire to remain with the team who drafted him, for the long term.

"I know [General Manager] Ozzie [Newsome] and them know I want to be here,Ē Reed said after Wednesdayís training camp practice. "We will get that done when itís time to cross that bridge.Ē

"I have a lot of respect for this organization,Ē Reed said. "Obviously, they gave me a chance back in 2003 to come here and play. And I know they have respect for me.Ē

"Being that I donít have an agent, I donít know how theyíre going to go about it,Ē Reed said. "I know we tried to deal with things last season, thatís why things have been talked about the way they have been because I had to deal with it myself. Thatís the way I choose going about it in this business. I didnít want a middleman in between it.Ē

"Iím dealing with football right now and they know that,Ē Reed said. "Iím focused on the season and thatís all Iím worried about right now, is getting my teammates better, getting myself better and getting ready to go forward with the season."