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Steelers make move at CB, sign Derrek Thomas, waive Herb Waters

Joe Rutter
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Steelers running back Malik Williams leaps over Herb Waters during practice Sunday, July 28, 2019 at St. Vincent College.

The Steelers added another tall cornerback to their secondary Thursday when they signed Derrek Thomas, formerly of the Seattle Seahawks.

To make room for Thomas on the 91-man roster, the Steelers waived injured cornerback Herb Waters.

Thomas is 6-foot-3, 189 pounds and ran a 4.44 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Projected to be taken in the sixth or seventh round, Thomas went undrafted and signed with Seattle as a priority free agent.

The Seahawks waived Thomas on July 24.


Thomas started his college career at Temple and was converted from wide receiver to the secondary as a sophomore. He spent his final collegiate season at Baylor.

Waters, who spent time last year on the Steelers’ practice squad, was let go one day after sustaining a shoulder injury in practice. He had his arm in a sling Thursday afternoon.

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