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  1. reflexblue

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    Donta Hightower has been issued #54, i guess this puts to rest whether Watters is coming back

    Hightower to wear No. 54 - I4U News


    September, 3, 2012 Sep 3 1:10 PM ET FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rookie Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower has been issued jersey No. 54, which was previously donned by Tedy Bruschi and Brian Waters. The jersey switch from No. 45 to 54 -- which is necessary b ...
     
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    every time something happens related to Waters people think a decision has been made. The best one was when Curran tweeted that some Nike gear was put in his locker and everyone decided that meant he was a lock to return. Issuing his number to another player certainly seems to be a stronger indication that a decision has been made but who knows. Until they say he is or isn't coming back, we don't know.

    I think the Pats are still waiting to hear from the guy and I think he's just dragging his feet for whatever reason.
     
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    There is only one "54" on the Pats. All others are imposters.
     

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    I am just afraid its a money issue. That wouldnt be BB:s style to up the ante in this way.
    Waters having a Probowl year equals better contract in his agents ear.

    Too bad, offensive line is a mess imho.
     
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    It does seem that way. I always assumed he was coming back after camp, but now I'm guessing this is actually a holdout (just not one of the typical attention grabbing ones). Probably more of a, "Look, if you give me more money, it's worth it to put my body through another season. If you don't, I might as well just retire."

    As for the OL being a mess, I think we're better equipped to cover for the loss of Waters on the inside than we are if either Solder or Vollmer goes down. Hopefully they stay healthy (which in Vollmer's case might be a long shot).
     
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    Waters has ALWAYS worn #54 so i think giving the number away is telling. Since he hasn't officially retired he could be holding out.
     
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    Would think that Bruschi would have given his blessing..

    But it appears that Waters is just a memory..
     
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    Pretty much how I feel. I think he's gone....hope I'm wrong.
     
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    Let's just hope he doesn't end up signing with the Jets if the Pats release him.
     
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    i could see that happening...but they would still suck so it really wouldn't matter
     
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    Sounds like the rumors are that he wants to play in Texas to be close to home. Who knows??? For the moment...let's go Dan Connolly!!
     
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    Maybe Waters is waiting for Brady to get knocked around on Sunday in hopes it will crack Kraft's wallet a little wider.
     
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    Tedy Bruschi - always a class act.
     
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    I liked seeing the Kid wearing 54 and flying around the football all day yesterday. It's as it should be!
     
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