WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Kansas City Chiefs player Brian Waters leaves negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
It's been somewhat of an uncertainty lately, but on Thursday, we got reassurance that the New England Patriots will have their starting right guard for the 2012 season.
According to a report from the Boston Herald, Brian Waters plans to return to the Patriots in 2012 for a second go-around. The longtime Chiefs guard has yet to be present at any team organized activity this offseason. According to the source, the 35-year old Waters is using this time to spend with his family.
After being cut by Kansas City to start the 2011 season, Waters signed with the Patriots during the preseason and started Week 1 at right guard. Even though he's been a left guard throughout his career, he didn't appear to miss a beat. He was by far the most consistent guy on the Patriots' offensive line, and earned a Pro Bowl nod for his efforts last season. Certainly great news for the Patriots offensive line.