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Brian Waters will join the Patriots

Brian Waters AP

The Patriots have added another veteran hungry for a title to the mix.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports Waters and the Patriots agreed to a contract on Sunday morning.  The move can’t become official until another roster spot is opened later in the day.

By signing Waters now, the Patriots guarantee his salary for the season.  That’s a sign that they expect him to have a significant role.  (It’s also a sign they are very banged up at guard other than Logan Mankins.)

Waters made five Pro Bowls in Kansas City before getting cut after last season.  He was the 2009 NFL Man of the Year.

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41 Responses to “Brian Waters will join the Patriots”
  1. richm2256 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:17 AM

    He can thank the Detroit Lions for this contract.

  2. jpb12 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:17 AM

    Suh and Haynesworth pretty much ragdolling their right guard regularly

  3. dryheaveone says: Sep 4, 2011 9:17 AM

    Mankins and Waters a great guard combo…..now that’s what I’m talkin’ bout’!

  4. bcgreg says: Sep 4, 2011 9:19 AM

    Wow. If has anything left, then the OL just got much better.

    To be honest, I obviously know who this guy is, but I have no idea how he’s played the last 2 years or what led to KC cutting him (cap, age, injury?)

  5. obamasballsack says: Sep 4, 2011 9:21 AM

    I’m happy Meriweather got cut. He could finish a chapstick in one use. His lip is on “swole”.

  6. imasturbate says: Sep 4, 2011 9:24 AM

    And the rich get richer.

  7. everydayimfumbilin says: Sep 4, 2011 9:24 AM

    mankins and waters look like a nasty pair of guards

  8. johnnyjagfan says: Sep 4, 2011 9:25 AM

    GENE SMITH! Are you awake, buddy? Our OL is banged up again with players shifting positions daily. Please get a vet to go on the OL like this guy!

  9. 6ball says: Sep 4, 2011 9:26 AM

    .

    Like pitching in baseball, you can never have too much offensive line depth.

    .

  10. quannumkid says: Sep 4, 2011 9:29 AM

    What happened to everyone’s favorite kick returner Dan Connolly?

  11. jw731 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:30 AM

    It’s becoming a retirement community….

  12. flagstaffphotos says: Sep 4, 2011 9:32 AM

    Who have they added that is ” hungry for a title”?

    Ochocinco? He’s just hungry for attention, as always.

    Haynesworth and Ellis? They are just hungry. Lock up the kitchen and the small pets.

    All these losers are really just hungry for a paycheck. They know they aren’t wanted at a real Super Bowl contender like the Jets, Steelers, or Packers, so they are just taking the money, thank you very much!

  13. buddybowl69 says: Sep 4, 2011 9:34 AM

    If he had anything left in the tank, the Eagles or any other team for that matter, would have grabbed him by now. Waste of space. Just don’t get your hopes up.

  14. bcgreg says: Sep 4, 2011 9:39 AM

    @ johnnyjagfan

    I’m sure Smith looked into Waters, but if you were Waters, would you rather go to Jacksonville or New England?

  15. ryanmallettsbluntwrap says: Sep 4, 2011 9:40 AM

    FlaGStaff were are you ? Did you get grounded from your computer for the rest of the day ? Or did you just head in for your shift at Burger King ?

  16. waldoampere says: Sep 4, 2011 9:47 AM

    Why is that when the Patriots sign aging veterans it’s a good move and when other teams do it it’s either desperation or trying to buy a championship?

  17. jpopejoy says: Sep 4, 2011 9:58 AM

    “To be honest, I obviously know who this guy is, but I have no idea how he’s played the last 2 years or what led to KC cutting him (cap, age, injury?)”
    ————————

    Pioli/Haley and him haven’t really gotten along since they got to KC. Waters is professional enough to be a good teammate the last 2 years and not bitch about it. He did make the probowl last year but was off name more than play.

    As a die-hard Chiefs fan, I was very sad to see him go. It was absolutely a “mutual” thing between him and Pioli/Haley, but the Chiefs are definitely a worse team as a result of it.

  18. jrfrom508 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:29 AM

    Love it. Pats O line and D line are scary. It’s won in the trenches people, NEs trenches are lined with bullies. Good luck errrryone else!

  19. lowleadman says: Sep 4, 2011 10:33 AM

    This gives the Pats needed depth until Cannon can make it completely back from his cancer issue. Make no mistake, that Waters is a great stop gap measure at guard, but Cannon is the future at the position.

    Next…Ronde Barber.

  20. bdawk20 says: Sep 4, 2011 10:40 AM

    I was hoping the Eagles would have picked this guy up. The over 30 rule does not apply as much to O-Linemen in the NFL – they can be ageless at the position more so than any other (non-kicking).

  21. mistrezzrachael says: Sep 4, 2011 10:46 AM

    imasturbate says:
    Sep 4, 2011 9:24 AM
    And the rich get richer.

    So with a name like imasturbate…does that signing make you want to…you know???

    Be careful though…flagstaff may be lurking.

  22. ampats says: Sep 4, 2011 10:57 AM

    Good move to shore up the O line as it appears that Connelly is hurt and may miss some time. As the KC fan said above, Waters still can play. As far as the “knowledgible”fans that comment about the Patriots signing aging players, this team changes from season to season. With Solder and Cannon waiting in the wings and 4 picks in the first two rounds, the Pats will always continue to reload.

    As far as the moron flagstaff who posts on everything New England it is obvious to all on this site, you are very insecure about the Pats ending your favorite teams SB fantasies. It continues to post stupid comments but maybe it has spent too much time in the Arizona sun.

  23. CKL says: Sep 4, 2011 11:06 AM

    @ jpopejoy
    Thanks for the info.
    Chiefs fans >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>most Jets fans.

  24. richm2256 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:07 AM

    flagstaffphotos says:
    All these losers are really just hungry for a paycheck. They know they aren’t wanted at a real Super Bowl contender like the Jets, Steelers, or Packers, so they are just taking the money, thank you very much!
    —————————————————————-
    Of course, this moron forgets that the Patriots beat every single one of those teams last season, laying severe beat-downs on both the Yets and the Steelers, during their “fraudulant” 14-2 season.

    Yeah, THOSE teams, your “Super Bowl Contenders”.

    Keep posting, moron. It’s getting interesting seeing how many different ways you can embarrass yourself.

  25. jjmurphy1127d says: Sep 4, 2011 11:13 AM

    Waters is not what he was a few seasons ago, but can still play at high level and is known as a great guy/leader/locker room presence. Pats were thin on OL after injuries/cuts, so this makes sense. Thought that they might also sign Gurode, but contract price or role might be an issue there. Wouldn’t be surprised if they sign him still if price is reasonable as Pats’ losses in recent big games have had the constant of them being beat up a little bit in the trenches and Brady getting beat up/hit too much.

    Some have commented that Pats look old, but I see some nice balance between old and young (4 RBs, Gronkowski, Hernandez, Volmer, Mayo, Chung, McCourty, etc.), with much of age on Dl where they are also very deep & can rotate.

  26. djohnsontigerkc11 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:15 AM

    KC Chiefs made a huge mistake Parting ways with Mr. Waters. He was The rock in the office and on the field.

    Mr. Waters, Excited for you! You deserve the Best.

    Patriots .. you got a workhorse that doesnt make many mistakes and will be a silent leader on and off the field.

    Great move … Happy for Brian.. WE already miss him on the front line for the chiefs.

    Our Loss , Patriots Win!

  27. mmcdan13 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:20 AM

    Great guy, we miss him in KC. I hope he can put together a solid year for the Pats. I will caution you in one respect…at this point in his career, he can’t block Suh either.

  28. marcuswelby70 says: Sep 4, 2011 11:25 AM

    agstaffphotos says:
    All these losers are really just hungry for a paycheck. They know they aren’t wanted at a real Super Bowl contender like the Jets, Steelers, or Packers, so they are just taking the money, thank you very much!
    —————————————————————-
    Of course, this moron forgets that the Patriots beat every single one of those teams last season, laying severe beat-downs on both the Yets and the Steelers, during their “fraudulant” 14-2 season.

    Yeah, THOSE teams, your “Super Bowl Contenders”.

    Keep posting, moron. It’s getting interesting seeing how many different ways you can embarrass yourself.
    _____________________________

    Not to beat a dead horse, but when someone (flagstaffphoto) continually post negative comments about the Pats (or any other team for that matter), they are just showing how insecure they are about there own teams chances. Go Pats!

  29. TheWizard says: Sep 4, 2011 11:30 AM

    Why is that when the Patriots sign aging veterans it’s a good move and when other teams do it it’s either desperation or trying to buy a championship?

    Respect for a decade of excellence.

  30. nyjetssuck says: Sep 4, 2011 11:39 AM

    Junior Seau, Randy Moss, Fred Taylor, and others were “hungry for a title” as well I’d imagine.

  31. riverhorsey says: Sep 4, 2011 12:03 PM

    jpopejoy says: Sep 4, 2011 9:58 AM

    “To be honest, I obviously know who this guy is, but I have no idea how he’s played the last 2 years or what led to KC cutting him (cap, age, injury?)”
    ————————

    Pioli/Haley and him haven’t really gotten along since they got to KC. Waters is professional enough to be a good teammate the last 2 years and not bitch about it. He did make the probowl last year but was off name more than play.

    As a die-hard Chiefs fan, I was very sad to see him go. It was absolutely a “mutual” thing between him and Pioli/Haley, but the Chiefs are definitely a worse team as a result of it.

    —————————————————-

    Waters was fine and a good guy he just got pushed out by younger players.

    The coach and GM could of kept him as a back up but offered to cut him early so he had a chance to start for any other team he chose. He chose to do that.

    The Chiefs could of kept him at back up and maybe been better but gave a solid vet his due and a chance to start elsewhere. Class move.

  32. jimyritz says: Sep 4, 2011 12:07 PM

    Nice move for the Pats as it gives them a veteran next to Sebastien Vollmer…

    Once Connolly and Wendell are ready to go, it will give them good depth…

    Ahh Mr. Flagstaff, hope all is well is your Mother’s basement…and once again the Jets make no moves and continue to have the limp wristed Sanchez at QB…Oh I forgot about Plexiglass Burress, hope he doesn’t shoot himself in the other leg..Bummer, huh…another year finishing 2nd in the AFC east…:(

  33. Soulman45 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:44 PM

    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS turn the Pats O-line up side down, around and around inside out any help they can get is a need a need cause they got nothing going for them.
    The 2nd and 3rd D-line the same thing to the weak Pats, help is a need.(for the pats O-line)

  34. ampats says: Sep 4, 2011 1:24 PM

    Is English your second language soulman or are you just a product of the Detroit School System?

    Enjoy your pre season victory since the Lions have not been in the playoffs since the invention of the cell phone.

  35. jimmysimpson55 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:45 PM

    bcgreg,

    Waters was NOT washed up. He was arguably the best guard in football the last 8 years, went to the pro-bowl last year, even with “declining” skills, and threw Ray Ray Lewis around last year like a rag doll. If he can throw around Ray Lewis, he should be able to at least do okay with Suh. The only reason Waters left KC is because of Pioli/Haley headbutting. Just like Tony Gonzalez.

  36. jeffz303 says: Sep 4, 2011 2:24 PM

    First of all, let me say that Brian Waters is a good cat. He deserved his NFL Man of the Year award. He does tons of community work, so if nothing else, the Pats are getting that. But reality is–Pro Bowl or no Pro Bowl–Waters really started to slip last year. Especially toward the end of the season. Kelly Gregg made him look ridiculous in the playoff game. Not a coincidence Gregg is now a Chief. As a Chiefs fan who remembers Waters with Willie Roaf, Will Shields, etc., it was really hard to watch. But the tape doesn’t lie. Couple that with him reporting for camp at 360 lbs., the Chiefs weren’t going to pay him for another year. They had guys who were younger, getting paid a lot less, and quite frankly, very obviously better than Waters. Both sides handled the split with class, which is good, because I would have hated to see Waters and the Chiefs burn any bridges.

    Belichick is kicking the tires. Nothing ventured, nothing gained. Maybe Waters can get himself in shape and muster together a respectable year. Just don’t get your hopes up Pats fans. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

  37. gerard33 says: Sep 4, 2011 2:29 PM

    Once KC is out of it, I think a lot of Chiefs fans will be rooting for the Pats so this guy can get a ring..

    I will be.

  38. thepowerofgreen says: Sep 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    Pats locker room is going to look like the “Y” with all the old farts walking around without towels on

  39. Soulman45 says: Sep 4, 2011 4:35 PM

    I am waiting for some one to though around SUH.
    THE GREAT DETROIT LIONS

  40. thewizardsrevenge says: Sep 4, 2011 6:42 PM

    Pats locker room is going to look like the “Y” with all the old farts walking around without towels on

    Is that……really…….the first place your mind went?

    Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

  41. bcgreg says: Sep 4, 2011 10:31 PM

    @ jimmysimpson55

    Thanks for the info. Like I said, I know Waters has been a great player. I just wasn’t sure why KC let this guy go.

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