Brian Waters' locker getting decorated

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  1. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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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."
  2. Tyler.Durden

    Tyler.Durden Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    i like it!
  3. Salva135

    Salva135 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    A confirmation would give Pats fans a very nice Labor Day Weekend.
  4. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    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.
  5. Clonamery

    Clonamery Supporter Supporter

    Did not see this coming.....
  6. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... Supporter

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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.
  7. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

    That was because Connolly can and had to play guard and Koppen can't play anything else.
  8. DropKickFlutie

    DropKickFlutie Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    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.
  9. Horace's Ivories

    Horace's Ivories Supporter Supporter

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    how could that not be anything other than confirmation?
  10. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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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?
  11. ctpatsfan77

    ctpatsfan77 Supporter Supporter

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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.
  12. Silver Blue&Red

    Silver Blue&Red In the Starting Line-Up

    #11 Jersey

    Thank God. Here comes cavalry...:rocker: The Oline was a bit of a worry.
  13. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    From Michael Lombardi:

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


    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

    Β» 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.
    Β» 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.
  14. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    #22 Jersey

    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.
  15. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Or it could just be new stuff being added to all lockers as the season is about to begin.

    Cautious optimism.
  16. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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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.
  17. Gronkandez

    Gronkandez 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    I don't think anyone knows anything.

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  18. fumbrunner

    fumbrunner In the Starting Line-Up

    Still a worry in terms of depth. An injury or two and the line is looking like the weak link.
  19. MoLewisrocks

    MoLewisrocks Supporter Supporter

  20. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    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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