Veteran guard Brian Waters isn’t reporting to Patriots camp, but he isn’t saying much about why not.
The Patriots reported Wednesday, but Waters wasn’t among them, and even a conversation with him didn’t shed much light.
“I’m not really talking about it, you’ll have to talk to the Patriots about it,” Waters told Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. “At this moment, I’m not really discussing the situation. Right now I’m just handling things between me and the team. If they want to talk to you, that’s fine but I’m not really talking about it.
“You’re just going to have to talk to the team. I’m allowing them to handle all the media stuff right now. We’re going to do it this way, because it’s the best way to do it.”
Waters agent didn’t comment either, and the Patriots haven’t said anything. So there’s not a lot of information at the moment.
Waters was excused from the mandatory minicamp with what were termed “personal reasons,” and didn’t attend any of the offseason workouts.
Bedard wondered if the absence of a hint at retirement (like the one after the Super Bowl) might mean Waters just doesn’t want to go through the drudgery of training camp.
The 35-year-old started all 16 games for the Patriots after signing on Sept. 4, 2011, so it’s not as if camp is a necessity for him like it is for younger players.