Patriots Add Pro Bowl Guard Brian Waters

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September 04, 2011 at 11:02am ET

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After placing Rich Ohrnberger on injured reserve yesterday, the team was dangerously thin at the guard position.

They wasted no time addressing that problem, with Adam Schefter of ESPN reporting that the Patriots have added Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters, with the team reportedly reaching an agreement with him to bring him to the New England.

According to the report Waters worked out for the team yesterday, with the two sides reaching an agreement early this morning.  Waters has been a perennial Pro Bowl player out in Kansas City, and he should give the Patriots a solid presence on the right side of the line heading into their opening game against the Dolphins on September 12th.

Shefter also points out that the fact that New England did a deal now with Waters rather than waiting until after the regular season begins "indicates they have big plans for him this season".

The team has had a run of tough luck at that spot during this training camp, with Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, and Ohrnberger all suffering injuries.