NFL MOVES – 9/4

There was a lot of waiver wire action around the NFL on Sunday, as teams claimed players released by other clubs in the move down to the 53-man roster.

But the biggest move for Chiefs fans did not come with their team – it came when the New England Patriots signed former long-time Chiefs G Brian Waters to a two-year contract that reportedly could bring him as much as $5.5 million if he plays both seasons. He will be moved to right guard and he’s got a chance to claim the starting job. Starter Dan Connolly had a foot injury and unknown backup Ryan Wendell is also injured. Waters may end up being a starter in the season opener without training camp. That would make Waters day – he was never a fan of camp.

The Chiefs and Waters parted ways before training camp started back in July in a move that while not unexpected, still was a surprise. Waters made the Pro Bowl last season, although he certainly did not play to the level of his best seasons. The Chiefs wanted to get Jon Asamoah on the field, but there’s little question Waters would be a helpful addition to the K.C. line that has struggled in the pre-season.

Waters will now get a chance to play for the Patriots. Speaking of New England, eight different players that were released by Belichick were claimed on waivers or signed with another team on Saturday and Sunday.

 Here’s the NFL activity log:

  • BEARS – signed S Brandon Meriweather (released by Patriots).
  • BENGALS – claimed OL Mike McGlynn on waivers from the Eagles; claimed TE Mickey Shuler on waivers from the Dolphins; claimed WR Brandon Tate on waivers from the Patriots; released WR Quan Cosby, C Reggie Stephens, TE Chase Coffman.
  • BILLS – claimed TE Lee Smith on waivers from the Patriots; released TE Zack Pianalto.
  • BRONCOS – released S Darcell McBath; signed CB Johnathan Wilhite (released Patriots).
  • BROWNS – claimed QB Thaddeus Lewis on waivers from the Rams; claimed LB Quinton Spears on waivers from the Dolphins; claimed DL Emmanuel Stephens on waivers from the Falcons; released DL Auston English, LB Benjamin Jacobs, DE Derreck Robinson.
  • BUCCANEERS – signed OLB Zac Diles (released by Texans).
  • CARDINALS – claimed CB Korey Lindsey on waivers from the Bengals; claimed CB Crezdon Butler on waivers from the Steelers; signed RB Chester Taylor (released by Bears); released TE Stephen Spach, LB Quan Sturdivant.
  • COLTS – claimed FB Chris Gronkowski on waivers from Cowboys; placed RB Chad Spann on the injured reserve list.
  • COWBOYS – released G Montrae Holland; signed G Derrick Dockery; claimed FB Tony Fiammetta on waivers from Panthers.
  • DOLPHINS – claimed TE Will Yeatman on waivers from the Patriots; released DT Frank Kearse.
  • EAGLES – claimed G Kyle DeVan on waivers from the Colts; released DT Cedric Thornton.
  • 49ERS – claimed QB Scott Tolzien on waivers from the Chargers; released LB Keaton Kristick.
  • JETS – placed QB Greg McElroy on the IR list; claimed C Colin Baxter on waivers from the Chargers; claimed WR Mardy Gilyard on waivers from the Rams; claimed QB Kevin O’Connell on waivers from the Dolphins; released DT Martin Tevaseu, CB Isaiah Trufant, DE Aaron Maybin.
  • LIONS – claimed C Jacques McClendon on waivers from the Colts; claimed RB Keiland Williams on waivers from Redskins; released RB Aaron Brown, C Chris Morris.
  • PANTHERS – claimed DE George Selvie on waivers from the Rams; claimed S Stevie Brown on waivers from the Raiders; claimed CB Josh Thomas on waivers from the Cowboys; claimed WR Seyi Ajirotut on waivers from the Chargers; claimed DT Marcus Harrison on waivers from the Bears; signed G Max Jean-Giles (released by Bengals); released DE Everette Brown, WR David Clowney, S Kevin Payne, DE Thomas Keiser, OL Bryant Browning.
  • PATRIOTS – signed G Brian Waters (released by Chiefs); signed LS Danny Aiken; released LS James Dearth, OL Steve Maneri.
  • RAIDERS – signed OLB Ricky Brown (released by Patriots); released OT Seth Wand.
  • RAMS – signed G Tony Wragge; released C Hank Fraley.
  • RAVENS – signed C/G Andre Gurode (released by Cowboys).
  • SAINTS – signed TE John Gilmore.
  • SEAHAWKS – claimed DL Landon Cohen on waivers from the Patriots; claimed DT Al Woods on waivers from the Buccaneers; claimed OT Jarriel King on waivers from the Giants; claimed K Steven Hauschka on waivers from the Broncos; released OLB David Vobora, DE Pep Levingston, K Jeff Reed and DT Junior Siavii.
  • TEXANS – claimed OL Thomas Austin on waivers from the Patriots.
  • TITANS – released CB Pete Ittersagen.
  • VIKINGS – claimed LB Xavier Adibi on waivers from the Texans.

One Response to “NFL MOVES – 9/4”

  • September 5, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Good for Waters! I’m happy for him. He was a great Chief.




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