Waters has shown up for the first day of the Kansas City Chiefs' mandatory minicamp. The four-time Pro Bowler had demanded that he be traded after what he described as disrespectful treatment of him by new coach Todd Haley and first-year general manager Scott Pioli.|||||||
Waters is a team leader and one of the few Chiefs who played with any distinction during last season's 2-14 campaign. He refused to attend any voluntary team activities this spring. He did not show up Wednesday night at a charity event where he was listed as an attendee. Sponsors said they had not heard from him.
Waters returned to the Chiefs' lineup for Thursday's 19-10 win over Denver. The left guard missed two games with a right leg injury suffered on Nov. 5 at St. Louis. Chris Bober replaced Waters.|||||||
Waters has been a starter for five consecutive seasons for the Chiefs. His return should bolster a potent Kansas City running game featuring Larry Johnson.
Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro offensive guard Brian Waters injured his right leg in the first quarter on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams and was carted off the field. Waters, making his 79th consecutive start, got rolled into on a run by Larry Johnson. The game was delayed for several minutes while a brace was placed on his leg. Chris Bober replaced Waters.|||||||
Waters has been a starter for five consecutive seasons for the Chiefs. His loss could become a problem for the Kansas City running game.
Waters agreed to a six-year contract extension with Kansas City on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. The seventh-year guard has made the Pro Bowl the last two seasons.|||||||