The month of June will be busy not only for the Kansas City Chiefs but also the local reporters looking for some answers to Jason Whitlock's February 27th column on Brian Waters wanting out of Kansas City.
June 5th-7th will be a mandatory mini-camp for the Chiefs. It will be the first required attendance of the offseason and our first chance to see how accurate Whitlock's column was.
At least one Chiefs lineman thinks Waters will be back. Damion McIntosh told the Kansas City Star he's expecting the Chiefs lone offensive line Pro Bowler to return.
"I’d love to have Brian back. We’d all like to have him back. Until he lets me know otherwise, I just assume he’ll be here. So far, this has all been voluntary."
This tells us that Waters hasn't voiced his reported frustration with the Chiefs management to his teammates. McIntosh also said Waters still has it, with "it" being Pro Bowl talent.
"He’s a year older and maybe weighing all of his options. I support him. In my mind, I think he’ll be back. I’m sure he’ll show up when he’s ready. He’s still got it. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t have played the way he did last year and he wouldn’t have gone to the Pro Bowl."
At the time of Whitlock's report, Waters reportedly told Todd Haley their differences could not be reconciled. Three months later and there's been no public acknowledgment of the situation from either side.
June 5th. Mark it on your calendars (Or just read Arrowhead Pride).