WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 08: Kansas City Chiefs player Brian Waters leaves negotiations at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service building March 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Representatives from the National Football League (NFL) and National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) continue to negotiate a collective bargaining agreement between players and owners. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Scott Pioli said, "Brian has played a key role in our progress and I am personally grateful for his contributions to this team. He and I had a good discussion and mutually agreed that this is a sound football decision for both Brian and the Chiefs. Brian has been an integral part of this organization and will always be part of the Kansas City Chiefs. We wish him nothing but the best."
Brian Waters said in a statement:
I'd like to thank the entire Chiefs organization, especially for giving me an opportunity as a young player when other teams wouldn't. I'm grateful for the coaches, teammates and support staff who helped me become the player and man I am today. I'd also like to thank the fans of Kansas City who cheered us on. The Chiefs and I have mutually agreed on this decision and although I look forward to continuing my career, I'll always have a special place in my heart for Kansas City.
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