Tuesday marked the end of the season for Pittsburgh Steelers safety Nat Berhe, and an ascension from the practice squad to 53-man roster for cornerback Brian Allen.
After Berhe’s torn pectoral muscle landed him on Injured Reserve (IR), and the promotion of Allen, the Steelers have an opening on their practice squad for an available player. According to Mark Kaboly of The Athletic, the Steelers worked out former Green Bay Packers defensive back Herb Waters to potentially fill that vacancy.
#Steelers worked out former #Packers CB Herb Waters (Miami, Fla.), according to a source. Waters (6-0, 188) was a WR in college but made the switch to CB after one year with Packers. Could be practice squad addition after the promotion of CB Brian Allen to 53. @TheAthleticPGH— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly) October 2, 2018
As Kaboly notes, Waters is a former wide receiver at the University of Miami, but turned to the defensive side of the football prior to the 2016 NFL Draft. Waters spent his entire NFL career with the Packers, spending time on their practice squad before being released before the 2018 regular season.
Fans shouldn’t get their hopes up thinking he might somehow find his way onto the 53-man roster, but more likely is another body to fill out the 11-man practice squad in 2018. There is no news of any signing, and it could have been nothing more than a workout. However, stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes on the Steelers’ attempts to fill out their practice squad with Allen joining the 53-man roster.