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Steelers Waive CB Herb Waters Injured, Sign CB Derrek Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers made another set of transactions on Thursday ahead of their training camp practice getting underway as one cornerback was waived injured and another one was signed to take his place.

Waived injured on Thursday by the Steelers was cornerback Herb Waters, who suffered a shoulder injury during the team’s Wednesday training camp practice. Free agent cornerback Derrek Thomas was signed to take his place on the roster.

Thomas, who was signed originally this year by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Baylor, measured in at this year’s combine at 6′ 3″, 189-pounds. After starting his college career at Temple, Thomas switched from wide receiver to cornerback in 2016. After the 2017 season he went to Baylor as a graduate transfer. He started 11 of 13 games for Baylor last year, recording 21 tackles, one interception and seven pass breakups.

Waters, who ended last season on the Steelers practice squad, was re-signed by the team to a futures contract back in January. He should clear waivers on Friday and then revert to the Steelers Reserve/Injured list.

In related news, cornerback Alexander Myres, who was waived on Wednesday with a non-football illness, cleared waivers on Thursday and reverted to the Steelers Reserve/Non-Football Illness list.

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