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Steelers Sign CB Derrek Thomas, Waive Injured CB Herb Waters



UNITY TWP., Pa. — The Pittsburgh Steelers signed free agent cornerback Derrek Thomas and waived/injured cornerback Herb Waters on Thursday.

Thomas worked out with the cornerbacks and wore uniform No. 33 during the team’s practice.

Thomas, a 6-foot-3, 192-pound corner that played collegiately at Temple and Baylor, was originally singed by the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, but was waived by Seattle on July 24.

In his one season at Baylor, Thomas made 11 starts in 12 games. He had 17 tackles, seven passes defensed and an interception. The Albany, New York native started at Temple as a wide receiver before moving over to defensive back.

Waters during Steelers OTAs.

Waters was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Miami to the Steelers’ practice squad at the end of the 2018 season. He had been injured during the Steelers’ practice session No. 5 on Thursday. If he clears waivers, he will be placed on the injured reserve.

The Steelers continue to be at their 91-man roster maximum.

Independent NFL reporter Dov Kleiman was the first to report the news of the transaction. The team had not made a formal announcement at publishing time.

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