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  1. BelichickFan

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    Curran's tweet sounds cautiously optimistic :

    "Tom E. Curran ‏@tomecurran
    Reading tea leaves, deliveries have been made to Brian Waters' locker. Nike gear hung with care. All they need is BW."
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    A confirmation would give Pats fans a very nice Labor Day Weekend.
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    That's confirmation enough for me. Might not be today or tomorrow, because I think his remaining on Reserve/DNR list gives them a little wiggle room during cutdowns.
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    Did not see this coming.....
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    I think we all knew that eventually he was going to show up. Nobody here really thinks that he needed to put the strain of a training camp on his body. Hopefully he is in good shape (for a lineman) and can play. Suddenly with Vollmer back the line looks fine. I would go Solder, Mankins, Connelly, Waters, Vollmer. The big question is does Koppen make the team? I honestly thought that Connelly played a better center than koppen ever day last year and frankly I was suprised to see Koppen in there for most of the pre-season.
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    That was because Connolly can and had to play guard and Koppen can't play anything else.
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    Brian Waters is a hall of famer. You know he'll come in and be probably our best lineman despite missing training camp. It's a courtesy BB extends to vets who earned that level of trust.
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    how could that not be anything other than confirmation?
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    They aren't going to put a game uniform in his locker if he isn't showing up. But this is the Patriots so who knows?
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    Another example: one of Junior Seau's (RIP) contracts had a split salary clause (if he ended up on IR, they wouldn't have to pay his full salary). The Patriots felt he made such a difference to the team that they voluntarily waived that clause.
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    Thank God. Here comes cavalry...:rocker: The Oline was a bit of a worry.
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    From Michael Lombardi:

    Eli Manning, Rob Gronkowski among blue/red chips on offense - NFL.com

    GUARD

    Blue Chips
    Carl Nicks, Buccaneers
    Jahri Evans, Saints
    Josh Sitton, Packers
    Logan Mankins, Patriots
    Chris Snee, Giants

    Red Chips
    Steve Hutchinson, Titans
    Ben Grubbs, Saints
    Marshal Yanda, Ravens
    Mike Iupati, 49ers

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    » I just couldn't find a 10th guard worthy of red-chip status. I was thinking about going with Evan Mathis, who did play well with the Philadelphia Eagles last season, but decided to stick with nine guys.
    » Based on his play for the New England Patriots last year, Brian Waters would have been the No. 1 guard on this list, but he is M.I.A. and might be retiring.
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    I am assuming the Nike gear being hung has the number 54 on it but to me the only other possibility to this being a sign Waters is back would be that this could just be someone else moving in as they get rid of the temporary lockers.

    Just playing devils advocate as I have always felt he would be back and I take this to mean he is now.
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    Or it could just be new stuff being added to all lockers as the season is about to begin.

    Cautious optimism.
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    Nice. Now we need good health from Vollmer and for Solder to "find himself" again, and the starting O-Line is set. If Cannon has to play RT at any point, the players may as well invest in a coffin for Brady.
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    Still a worry in terms of depth. An injury or two and the line is looking like the weak link.
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    We have more depth at OG and OC than for any other positions on the team.

    If you want to worry about an injury or two making the unit a weak link, consider CB, S, RB. WR, QB.

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    You could say that at any position across the entire roster, or any teams for that matter.
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    I'm curious how this arrangement flies with the rest of the players in the locker room. Perhaps there's a level of respect as well for the vets that no one has issue with it?

    I wonder if on some level there could be some players that privately feel that they had to endure training camp, work hard to earn (or keep) their roster spot and might feel resentful that someone else can just step in as a starter a week before the season.

    I'm sure anyone that gets cut today could really be peeved, but since they won't be around anyway it wouldn't matter.
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    Nick McDonald definitely makes this team if Waters doesn't show up. If so, I think Dennard is the last man cut.

    There are a lot of good players below the line on Bedard's chart. I like the quality and depth of the Patriots this year.
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    Is he saying his uniform is hung in his locker?
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    These units all seem pretty deep to me. Albeit much of the talent at RB is unproven.
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    If Waters is back, and this seems to confirm it, I don't know how someone can't be content with our line. Other than Matt Light staying unretired, how could it possible be better? It's the same line as last year without Light, and we knew we were losing him.

    On the other hand, we didn't realize how deep we'd be on the interior, and that's a plus. I'm comfortable playing Connolly, Thomas, Wendell, and McDonald on the interior.

    Sure, tackle is a sore spot if anybody gets injured, but at least we can field two respectable tackles, which is two more than some teams.
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    You know when you think about it, Brian Waters return to the Pats is about the worst kept secret since Saturday Night Live declared Generalissimo Francisco Franco STILL dead. How many clues did we need to see.

    1. The lack of additions to the interior line AFTER Gallery Retired

    2. No comments from BB or Waters, when if retirement was truly a factor it would have been just too simple to just say it.

    3. Ron Borges implied without facts that Money was a problem between Waters and the Pats, so we immediately knew that that wasn't an issue. ;)

    My guess Waters will come off the suspended list after the first announcements for the PS's are made on Sunday. That way it will be more likely to get a guy they want on the PS to make it through waivers.

    Volmer, Mankins, and Waters, all likely to be 100% by the end of the September. Stop the panic button boys, we are getting the band back together for one more tour.
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