While we still don’t know exactly why Waters is not present, head coach Bill Belichick said Thursday that his absence is nothing worth worrying about.
“He’s not here. It’s basically the same as it was in minicamp,” Belichick said, adding that he’s not surprised by Waters’ absence. “We’ll just take it day to day.”
In June, Waters was excused for minicamp by the team for “personal reasons.” The team’s excusing him from the practice sessions spared him from the fines generally incurred by players who don’t attend.
Given that Waters is a veteran of 12 NFL seasons, and also that he had essentially zero practice time before stepping into a full-time role in Week 1 with the Patriots last season, it may be safe to assume that he’s simply being allowed to skip all or part of camp "
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