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Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, 7:48 p.m.

The Steelers claimed former Dallas Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb off waivers Friday, one day after backup cornerback Brice McCain injured his right groin in a preseason game against Carolina.

Webb was a fourth-round draft pick in 2013 from William & Mary, coach Mike Tomlin's alma mater, and played in 15 games last season, making 13 tackles and breaking up one pass. The Cowboys cut Webb after he missed the final two preseason games with a hip flexor.

The Cowboys themselves claimed former Patriots cornerback Jemea Thomas off waivers Wednesday to improve their secondary depth.

Adding Webb signals the Steelers don't expect McCain to be ready for the season opener against the Browns on Sept. 7.

To make room for Webb on their roster, the Steelers put linebacker Jordan Zumwalt of UCLA on the injured reserve list. Zumwalt, the first of two sixth-round draft picks, was slowed by a groin injury throughout training camp.

The Steelers must cut their roster from 75 to 53 by Saturday afternoon.

— Alan Robinson

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