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Tom Brady Side-Steps Contract Rumors Wednesday Morning

Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on WEEI's Dennis & Callahan Show early Wednesday morning, and when the topic of his  rumored contract extension was brought up, he did a very good job of side-stepping the issue.

I'd say this: There's always communication. I've been with the team for going on my 11th year. I've been communicating with them a lot about a lot of things. It's pretty uncomfortable talking about a contract because I know how coach Belichick feels talking about it, and how Mr. (Robert) Kraft does and Jonathan does. I don't want to get into it. For me, it's the same as it's been. I'm trying to find a way to score some touchdowns against the Bengals. I didn't spend five minutes yesterday thinking about my contract or my future. I thought how we're gonna beat the Bengals.

Brady went on to say that "everybody on [the] team" would feel "more comfortable" if he had a deal done before Sunday's season opener.

While he wouldn't comment on his current contract talks, Brady was at least forthcoming about his future plans: he wants to stay a Patriot for the rest of his career. "I love being here. And the thought of playing somewhere else isn't a very good thought for me, and isn't a very good feeling. I would never want that to happen."

(Thanks to the Globe's Albert Breer for transcribing.)