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Herb Waters Returns to Packers

Hey, maybe this was the Green Bay Packers’ big move at cornerback. A day after announcing they would non-tender cornerback Herb Waters, the team re-signed him.

This isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary. The Packers, in recent years, have often non-tendered controllable free agents and then re-signed them on contracts lower than they would have paid if they tendered them.

Waters is a former undrafted free agent from Miami, where he played receiver. After signing and going through camp with the Packers in 2016, Waters was converted to cornerback. He spent the entire regular season on the practice squad before being called up for the postseason.

In 2017, Waters didn’t make it through camp for the Packers. He suffered a shoulder injury that landed him on injured reserve in August.

So what do the Packers have with Waters? Maybe the next Sam Shields?

We wouldn’t jump to that conclusion. Waters is still a very unknown commodity, with only one real year playing cornerback. He does have potential, though. We’ll now have to hope that he realizes it.

The other players the Packers non-tendered were linebacker Joe Thomas, punter Jake Schum and long snapper Taybor Pepper. Of those, the only other player who has a chance of returning is probably Thomas. Although, his decreased playing time in 2017 vs. 2016 seems to suggest that won’t happen.

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  1. PF4L March 15, 2018

    Receiver to cornerback conversion.

    What could go wrong?

    Nothing to lose, possibly the next Sam Shields.

    Please pass the popcorn.

  2. MJ March 15, 2018

    Meh, camp body, PS player until he shows otherwise.

  3. Skinny March 15, 2018

    Its weird how excited id be if we signed DRC and Tramon for one year deals. That’s where I’m at with the CB room right now.

    1. PF4L March 15, 2018

      Yea, i hear that. But at the same time, where does that say we are at bringing back TW at this point. I think it says we’ve been fucking the pooch. Maybe Rodgers should take a 6 year deal at the veterans minimum, so the powers to be can fix their past fuck ups.

      1. MJ March 15, 2018

        Veteran minimum plus workout incentives. About 850.000 a year will do.

        1. PF4L-87 March 16, 2018

          And just to be fair (The new Packer Way). Lets take some of that Rodger salary reduction and give Mathews, Perry, and Cobb a “Goodwill” 15% raise across the board. Maybe sign Dix long term to 6 years 84 million, fully guaranteed.

          While were at it, lets get Ted a nice new bigger and brighter monitor for his office to he can better see his screen while play solitaire and juggling his 9 million/year salary.

          Yes Sir, i do have what it takes to be an NFL General Manager.

  4. Pandabucks March 15, 2018

    What a ridiculous article. We cut a declining, overpriced receiver, and this writer acts like it’s a second crucifixion.