The Boston Herald, quoting a source, says right guard Brian Waters plans to return to the Patriots in 2012.
It's been a question since the end of the year whether or not Walters would come back for a 14th season. But Waters' source said he "has planned all along to return" and was spending the offseason with his family.
Patriots LeGarrette Blount, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski were each fined $9,115 by the NFL for their actions in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, won by New England 35-17 on Sunday in Foxboro.
The fines were first reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
Earlier this week, Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was fined $75,000 by the NFL for stomping on Blount after Blount’s touchdown late in the game. Gronkowski was given a 15-yard taunting penalty for his altercation with Burfict earlier in the game.
Blount's fine was for unnecessary roughness and Edelman's was a result of a facemask penalty.
Burfict was not fined for what appeared to be an intentional dive at the legs of Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett earlier in the game.
Bengals cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was earlier fined $9,115 by the league for his unnecessary roughness against the Patriots.
Albert Breer discusses what might be the cause of the slippage in Aaron Rodgers play this season with Toucher & Rich.