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Report: Bills Interested in Trading for Chiefs OG Brian Waters

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According to Pat Moran of Scout, the Buffalo Bills are interested in the Kansas City Chiefs Brian Waters, who recently expressed his displeasure with the Chiefs new managment team head coach Todd Haley and GM Scott Pioli.

According to the reports posted in this space just two days ago, Waters asked to be released or traded. Waters, according to the Kansas City Star, cited Haley's "arrogance" and Pioli's denial of a meeting request by Waters as the reasons for his sudden change of heart.

The Bills have a need at left guard following Derrick Dockery's release just two seasons into a 7 year, $49 million contract.

Moran speculates that the Bills could be interested in a deal similar to the one that landed them Marcus Stround last year. The Jaguars ultimately landed an extra 3rd and 5th round draft pick as compensation.

An argument for the trade

If this compensation were available then the Chiefs should get the deal done. Pioli values mid round picks as much as anyone and should pounce on a deal that would give him an extra 3rd rounder in exchange for a player who obviously wants out.

No player is bigger than the team and the way Jason Whitlock's piece in the Kansas City Star was perceived by the folks outside One Arrowhead Drive, Waters doesn't want to play for the Chiefs in '09.

An argument against the trade

Though the compensation for Waters would be nice, the effect would be devastating. The Chiefs are nearing a rather large investment in Matt Cassel and desperately need help on the offensive line.

With LT Brandon Albert in tow, the Chiefs left side is fairly well set. Waters' departure would take even more talent away from an already talent depleted unit.


Another tidbit to keep in mind is that Waters' acts as his own agent. If his personal relationship is strained with Pioli and Haley already, it'll be difficult to approach them in a business manner.

Right now, Waters acting as his own agent may represent a liability to his negotiating power.

Head on over to Buffalo Rumblings to see what they think about the report.

H/T ComeSackMyQB in the FanPosts