Before we reported that Brian Waters had reached an agreement with the New England Patriots, a move that's interesting on a number of levels. What we didn't know at the time were the details involved. Now those have been released.
Brian Waters signed a two-year contract with the Pats worth up to $5.5 million. Since the contract is signed before the season begins, it becomes a guaranteed deal as well compared to the veteran deals handed out after the first week of the season every year.
Waters fills a void along the offensive interior given the retirement of Stephen Neal and the injury to Dan Connolly. There's no guarantee Waters will start, but there's a decent chance given the team's current need. The Patriots released Steve Maneri to make room on the roster for Waters.