Interest in Brian Waters Gaining Steam

 

Brian Waters still has something left in the tank.

Brian Waters still has something left in the tank.

Brian Waters hasn’t played in the NFL since he started 16 games at right guard for the New England Patriots back in 2011. The now 36-year-old veteran is drawing some interest around the league as 30 of the 32 teams prepare for their initial preseason game of the season.

The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers are now interested 12-year veteran, who has started all 16 games eight different times in his career and has earned six Pro Bowl appearances.

Waters played the first 11 years of his career with the Kansas City Chiefs, who picked him up after Dallas cut him as an undrafted free agent in 2000.  After moving on to the Patriots in 2011, Waters earned another trip to Hawaii while helping Tom Brady and Co. advance to the Super Bowl against the New York Giants.

Both the Cowboys and Packers would seem like great fits.

Dallas currently has Mackenzy Bernadeau, Nate Livings and rookie Travis Frederick taking snaps at guard. In an ideal world, it would keep Frederick at his natural center position, plug Winters in at either left or right guard and have the other two battle it out for the other starting guard job. That being said, Frederick did look pretty darn good at guard in the Hall of Fame game.

Meanwhile, the Packers offensive line took a major hit when Bryan Bulaga went down with a torn ACL during the weekend, but both T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton seem to have the fort held down at guard. Though, it is important to note that Lang did start four games at right tackle last season and two games at that position in 2011.

 

Vincent Frank is an NFL featured columnist at Bleacher Report.

 

Vincent is the head sports editor at eDraft, co-host of eDraft Sports Radio (which airs every Monday and Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. ET) and a fantasy writer for Pro Football Focus. He’s also the news director here at PFC and co-host of Football Debate Central with Ryan Riddle8:00-9:30 every Wednesday.