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Brian Waters will play, if he finds the right situation

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Amid a report that the Cowboys have ended their pursuit of free-agent guard Brian Waters because Waters, in the assessment of the Cowboys, “just doesn’t want to play football,” a league source with knowledge of Waters’ thinking tells PFT that Waters wants to play — in the right situation.

“It hasn’t worked out with Dallas for a variety of reasons up to this point,” the source said, “but it isn’t because he does not want to play.  He absolutely would play there or somewhere else if it is the right situation in all the ways it needs to be.”

Previously, at least one report pointed to money being the major factor.  It apparently was money that prompted Waters to not show up last year in New England, even though he was under contract with the Patriots.

The Patriots eventually released Waters, who spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs, from the reserve/did not report list, making him a free agent.  While his services will be far from free, he’s available to the Cowboys or any other team that provide him with the right situation.

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29 Responses to “Brian Waters will play, if he finds the right situation”
  1. donmcg2012 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:25 PM

    Brian who?

  2. bullethead527 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:29 PM

    The Right Situation is over here in Carolina…

  3. phuckosu says: Aug 17, 2013 9:30 PM

    Hello Lions!

  4. mackcarrington says: Aug 17, 2013 9:32 PM

    I thought it was everyone’s dream to play for the Patriots and the Cowboys.

  5. donshula says: Aug 17, 2013 9:40 PM

    Why does this guy warrant attention?

  6. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Aug 17, 2013 9:45 PM

    Basically he wants a check and spend the season on the IR.

  7. patfic15 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:49 PM

    Bye bye whoever you are?

  8. kinggw says: Aug 17, 2013 9:51 PM

    @donshula

    Waters is a 6 time pro bowler and two time all pro. That’s why he warrants attention.

  9. jrebar88 says: Aug 17, 2013 9:53 PM

    So he is waiting for Denver to come to him.

  10. bleedrangerblue says: Aug 17, 2013 10:03 PM

    Yeah ok. Sure. And I’m a jet fan. Please go home!

  11. billhicks666 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:07 PM

    They definitely could use the O-Line depth in Houston. Don’t think they would give him the kind of money he seems to want, however.

  12. justwinbaby29 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:09 PM

    Raiders LT? We badly need one with Veldheer out!

  13. cguy7 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:11 PM

    C’mon Lombardi, you have a mountain of cap room, and your guards are banged up. Better check with “nickles” Banner first…

  14. billhicks666 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:11 PM

    You gotta love the arrogance of the Cowboys regarding this situation. Their attitude is, he doesn’t want to play for us, the Cowboys?? America’s Team?? Oh well, he must not want to play football at all, then. Geez, get over yourselves, Cowgirls!

  15. yank3525 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:27 PM

    If the Chargers had some coin, I would love to bring him in……huge upgrade from Clary at guard.

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:33 PM

    He played well the one year he was with the Pats. So well that he wanted a lot more money than he was contracted for the next year.

    Kind of surprised they let him off the hook but I guess they saw no point in retaining his rights if they weren’t going to up his money to where he wanted

  17. mpops86 says: Aug 17, 2013 10:34 PM

    The Pats eventually offered him more money. He still turned them down because he wanted to be closer to his family. If it didn’t work in Dallas, he’s done.

  18. gammynomnom says: Aug 17, 2013 10:35 PM

    right situation= Lazy Boy on field

  19. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 17, 2013 10:37 PM

    It wouldn’t appear that any teams are beating down his door to offer Waters his “right situation”. With him not playing in the past 18 months, teams would be crazy to invest a lot of money in him.

  20. umainebearman says: Aug 17, 2013 10:39 PM

    billhicks666 you are seriously a moron. He didn’t want to play with a super bowl contending team in the Pats. He chose to SIT OUT rather than play for a perennial playoff team because he wanted a few extra bucks. He doesn’t goto practices, he doesn’t goto meetings, he doesn’t goto walk thoughs. He just wants to show up on game day, collect a check and go home. He hasn’t played in 18 months and all the teams “in need” can see that this guy is a waste. If a team does give him a contract I bet you money he never plays a snap.

  21. gammynomnom says: Aug 17, 2013 10:40 PM

    billhicks666 says:
    Aug 17, 2013 10:11 PM
    You gotta love the arrogance of the Cowboys regarding this situation. Their attitude is, he doesn’t want to play for us, the Cowboys?? America’s Team?? Oh well, he must not want to play football at all, then. Geez, get over yourselves, Cowgirls!

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    yea, surely it’s arrogance, nothing to do with him quitting on his last team.

  22. bingobrown12 says: Aug 17, 2013 11:02 PM

    The right situation=How much money are you throwing at me

  23. raiderapologist says: Aug 17, 2013 11:46 PM

    If Waters could play LT, Reggie McKenzie would have been cooking him breakfast this morning.

  24. thegronk87 says: Aug 18, 2013 12:30 AM

    Im getting sick of this guy. First he didn’t want to play for a super bowl contender in the pats last year because he missed his family in Texas. Ok i got that. Now he doesn’t find the right situation in dallas, TEXAS.

  25. lonskils says: Aug 18, 2013 12:46 AM

    Cowboys for what I’ve heard sent him 3 offers that were more than enough to spark interest by anyone that wanted to play. Not sure why the hate for the Cowboys though, who in their right mind is giving that man 5 million on a 1 year contract?

  26. pondbridge says: Aug 18, 2013 1:58 AM

    Every GM in the league know that these final payday deals never work out well. I suspect that the problem with both the Pats and the Boys was less with the amount than the guarantee. Economist Belichick probably has a study that recommends paying all players older than 35 (except QB) on a game-by-game basis, if/when permitted by the league.

  27. drgreenstreak says: Aug 18, 2013 2:51 AM

    Waters arrogance comes in the form of an agent.

    That and the fact that he has no intention of risking himself in the preseason follies.

  28. kingpel says: Aug 18, 2013 6:17 AM

    Money is so important to this guy that if he doesn’t get the exact amount he wants, he wont accept any.

    This just doesn’t make sense to me.

  29. censoredagain says: Aug 18, 2013 7:26 AM

    Sadly, this waste of space will very likely get paid for doing absolutely nohting. You can always count on certain teams to ignore the history of a given player and throw a huge amount of money at them, based solely on “6x pro bowler”

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