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Steelers claim CB, place Zumwalt on IR

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers made a couple of roster moves late Friday afternoon, claiming former Dallas Cowboys cornerback B.W. Webb off waivers and placing rookie linebacker Jordan Zumwalt on injured reserve.

The Cowboys cut Webb, who played in 15 games for Dallas last season as a rookie, on Thursday. Webb recorded 13 tackles and broke up a pass last season. The 5-foot-11, 187-pound Webb attended William & Mary, the alma mater of Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.

The Steelers’ claiming of Webb, a former fourth-round draft pick, could be an indication that cornerback Brice McCain sustained a significant groin injury Thursday night in the Steelers' preseason finale.

The loss of McCain for an extended period would weaken a position where Steelers are not particularly deep. Rookie Shaquille Richardson is nursing a knee injury and the fifth-round pick is a candidate for the short-term injured reserve list, though the Steelers would first have to put him on the 53-man roster.

The Steelers have yet to announce any cuts, and they have until 4 p.m. ET on Saturday to finalize their 53-man roster.

The Steelers will essentially redshirt Zumwalt after he missed most of their offseason practices because UCLA had not completed its school year. The sixth-round pick has been hampered by a groin injury, and Zumwalt has not played since the Steelers’ first preseason game on Aug. 9.