Borges: 'I don't think Waters is back because he wants money'

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Borges: 'I don't think Waters is back because he wants money'

Brian Waters has been missing in action since Patriots training camp started, but it appeared that he had a pass from the team.

It was assumed that the Patriots essentially said to take a couple weeks off and join us when you're ready. Well . . . with four preseason games in the books and regular season practically underway, there's still no sign of Waters.

The Boston Herald's Ron Borges doesn't think there will be either. He says Waters wants more money, and as of now it doesn't appear as though the Patriots are playing that game.

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.