The Steelers have placed LB Jordan Zumwalt on Injured Reserve and have claimed CB B.W. Webb off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys.
Zumwalt has battled a groin injury all throughout training camp and on into the preseason. In the 2013 NFL Draft, Webb was taken in the fourth-round by the Cowboys out of William & Mary. Suffering a hip flexor that would prevent him from playing in the final two preseason games for the Cowboys, he appears to be on the mend and just in time with regular season beginning within a week.
Webb should primarily be playing the slot for the Steelers defense, but more than that, this signing serves as a possible sign that Brice McCain could miss significant time with a groin injury he suffered Thursday night against the Carolina Panthers.
In 2013, Webb was active for 15 games and registered 13 tackles and one pass breakup in 186 snaps, played as a rookie. During the combine that year before being drafted, Webb measured in at 5’10” and 184 lbs. He ran a 4.46 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of 40.5 inches.
One of the more recent stories of Webb as a Cowboy came this summer during a joint practice with the Oakland Raiders. Per ProFootballTalk.com: “An on-field scuffle wound up near the fans watching the session and one of them took a swing at Webb with a helmet, causing the cornerback to react with a punch back in the direction of the helmet-wielding fan. Webb faced no discipline as a result of the altercation.”