For a very long time, Brian Waters had been one of the NFL’s best offensive guards. Last season he was set to play for the Patriots but wanted to be traded or released. After Waters refused to sign a new deal offered by the Patriots which included a raise, they decided to not oblige and keep his rights. That forced Brian to sit the entire season out of football. New England could have done the same thing again this season but decided to let him go instead by terminating his contract.
Now 36, Waters will have a decision to make. He made the Pro Bowl six times including 2011, so I would assume teams would call if he’s interested. The question will be what kind of shape is he in?