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Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Evening notes: Brees ready for the Chargers

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees told a San Diego radio station that he is fired up about facing the Chargers – in the preseason.

“You know what?" Brees said. “I’ll be honest, it got me a little excited. I saw when they announced it; I was actually here in San Diego. I guess they announced it last week, I saw it kind of pop up on TV and I got a little excited. You know, third preseason game, that’s where the starters will get the most significant playing time of any time in the preseason."

Brees has already played his former time in the regular season, yet it seems like he still hasn’t gotten it out of his system. This is one competitive guy.

Another former Charger, defensive tackle Jamal Williams, had some interesting things to say in his first press briefing as a Bronco.

Oakland linebacker Kirk Morrison also spoke about getting the third-round tender by the Raiders.

Oakland signed defensive lineman Chris Cooper. He was a sixth-round pick by Oakland in 2001. He has bounced around the league. He didn’t play in the NFL in 2009 and spent the 2008 season on Seattle’s injured reserve list. He will be fighting for a roster spot in Oakland.