According to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots have agreed to terms with long time Kansas City Chiefs guard Brian Waters. Waters was cut by Kansas City earlier this offseason and tried out for the Pats on Saturday.
The Patriots will be adding an 11-year veteran to an already experienced offensive front. Waters, a five-time pro bowler will join Logan Mankins and Dan Koppen in the interior of the Patriots offensive line. Since Mankins already protects Tom Brady’s left side, the long time left guard will make the transition over to the right side.
The signing of Waters comes after starting right guard Dan Connolly suffered an ankle injury two weeks ago in Detroit. With Rich Ohrnberger and Marcus Cannon likely out for the season, the Pats were in need of a severe upgrade at the guard position. Waters certainly brings that to the team.