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Sunday, September 4, 2011
The rich (Patriots) get richer

By James Walker

Add five-time Pro Bowler Brian Waters to the New England Patriots' all-star list of offseason acquisitions. New England agreed to a deal with the former Kansas City Chiefs guard Sunday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Waters will immediately fill one of the guard spots on New England's offensive line. He has to be a quick study, as the Patriots prepare for their Week 1 game against the Miami Dolphins on "Monday Night Football."

The Patriots, coming off a 14-2 season, continue to stockpile talent via free agency and trades.

In addition to Waters, New England also added receiver Chad Ochocinco, defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and defensive end Shaun Ellis. The four players combined to make 15 Pro Bowls.