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Doubt emerges about Waters’ future in Kansas City

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Five-time Pro Bowl guard and 2010 NFL Man of the Year Award winner Brian Waters could be looking for new job at the end of the summer.

Pro Football Weekly credits team sources that say Waters “might be nearing” the end of his time with the team. And that Waters could be released “soon.”

The Chiefs like backup Jon Asamoah, who makes $3 million less than Waters.  The news doesn’t come as a huge shock because we’ve read previously that Waters would have to compete to keep his starting job.  Waters is part of the NFLPA Executive Committee. Fair or not, Waters may wonder like NFLPA* President Kevin Mawae whether that helps his marketability to teams.

Still, leaders like Waters don’t come along every day.  Replacing his presence on a young roster isn’t as simple as finding someone who is a comparable run blocker.

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13 Responses to “Doubt emerges about Waters’ future in Kansas City”
  1. jw731 says: Jun 20, 2011 12:27 PM

    And don’t forget…….No One, and i mean No One, can exit a hotel in a Jos.A Bank 189 dollar suit, sporting a man purse with such style……..Look, how he casually grabs his phone…….Hello, Obama?…….Yes sir, I’m ready to solve the middle east crisis……..Do i have to take a 3 million a year pay cut?……Something is wrong with 5 time pro bowlers getting released, i suppose the union players voted for him, cause he is the team rep…….

  2. bishopslappytruelove says: Jun 20, 2011 12:35 PM

    Word…When you’re an older player with declining skills coming off a subpar season, kicking your employer in the crotch might not be the best idea.

  3. gassiusclay says: Jun 20, 2011 12:36 PM

    C’mon Redskins…pick this guy up and move away from dumb free agent tendancies

    Sincerely,
    A hopeful, sad, and delusional fan.

  4. riverhorsey says: Jun 20, 2011 12:47 PM

    Waters isn’t going anywhere. He made the Pro Bowl last year and he’s a team guy. The Chiefs like him.

  5. wheresmyjuice says: Jun 20, 2011 1:11 PM

    If I were him I’d get out. Chiefs take the largest step back this year in the NFL.

  6. chipwade says: Jun 20, 2011 1:12 PM

    I remember in 2003 when Brian Waters was the nobody on a KC O-line that featured Will Shields, Willie Roaf, John Tait, and Casey Wiegmann. Talk about a group of vets to learn from. No wonder he has played so well.

  7. jbaxt says: Jun 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    As a Chiefs fan I think he’s done in KC. Too many needs to stay atop the AFC West. That extra 3 million could go a long way once FA opens up. As far as I’m concerned they drafted Waters replacement in the 2nd round. KC needs a RT, DT, WR, OLB, ILB. I like Waters but I think he’s out.

  8. burntorangehorn says: Jun 20, 2011 1:51 PM

    Waters isn’t as good as he was three or four years ago, but he’s a terrific leader on the line, and still an extremely effective guard. I like the future that Asamoah offers for that line, and I’d really like him to claim his spot that he can hold down for years to come, but I’d hate to see Waters pushed out the door for him right now.

  9. radrhatr says: Jun 20, 2011 2:22 PM

    He’ll be there as long as he wants to be. You can never have too many leaders on as young of a team as the Chiefs. The Chiefs aren’t deep at OL and besides, this will be Vrabel’s year to leave.

  10. haleyistheman00 says: Jun 20, 2011 2:48 PM

    I doubt the Chiefs are just gonna simply release him.

  11. lrt79 says: Jun 20, 2011 4:05 PM

    This Chicago Bears will happily take Waters off the Chief’s hands.

  12. louiebills says: Jun 20, 2011 4:06 PM

    If this guy is released, the Bills should pick him up…

  13. 808raiderinparadise says: Jun 20, 2011 4:13 PM

    Oakland Please.

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