Packers lose Herb Waters for the season

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The Packers have lost a potentially promising young cornerback for the year.

Herb Waters is out for the year with a shoulder injury, per a source with knowledge of the situation.

Undrafted in 2016, Waters converted to cornerback due to injuries at the position. He spent the regular season on the practice squad, but he was elevated to the active roster for the postseason.

There’s no guarantee Waters would have made the active roster in 2017. Now, he’ll likely be waived/injured, and he’ll revert to the IR list pending a possible injury settlement.

46 responses to “Packers lose Herb Waters for the season

  1. This has become part of the pre-season that scares us fans and I bet plenty of players. Good teams seasons get derailed by injuries before a single meaningful game is played. This guy in now on the outside looking in and his dream to play in the NFL may well be over.

    WZ

  2. What’s the problem? Terrible Ted can find plenty more cheap undrafted players around. Then everyone can blame Dom for a shallow defense.

  3. This is one of the problems in the league, but what are you going to do?. You have to run and hit. If not, your gonna get hurt when the season starts. It’s part of the game, but the league should prepare for injuries by expanding rosters and changing the IR rules. More depth is the only answer. Roster’s should be expanded.

  4. “Good teams seasons get derailed by injuries before a single meaningful game is played.”

    Hmm. I tend to think that good teams overcome injuries that occurred before a single meaningful game was played. 😉

  5. here come the excuses on why this missed the playoffs….
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    Do you have any idea how dumb it sounds for a fan of a team that finished 3rd in the division last year to throw shade about playoff appearances on the team who currently holds the record for consecutive playoff appearances? Any idea at all? Good grief can’t wait til the season starts and these trolls start to disappear.

  6. Vikings fans are heckling us on the loss of an undrafted FA player?
    I know it’s Minnesota where the state as the mosquito but come on, there has to be something better to do!

  7. Hey pkrlvr, your team does NOT own the record for consecutive playoff appearances! You misinformed, arrogant jerk!

    The Dallas Cowboys do!
    Look it up…. If you own a computer
    I know Green Bay is just a small, isolated cow town, but surely you have Internet access there!
    Idiot

  8. And you’re right, Vikings fans truly don’t care or even know who Herb Waters is!
    We all know who the Green Bay Chokers are

    Clay Matthews
    Quinton Collins
    Ha ha Clinton Dix
    And the rest of that overrated, choking defense!

  9. When is Ted going to realize Rodgers can only do so much offensively to make up for his penny pinching on Defense?
    Same with Minnesota and Tricky Rick on the Offensive line!! Minnesota’s D has to hold teams under 18 points and depend on the Defense to score a TD and cause 2 or 3 turnovers so the Kicker can convert 3 or 4 Field Goals, and the Offense to score one TD a Game!!!
    You guys had better hope Rodgers doesn’t get hurt because that team would go 3-13 without him…
    But we all have to agree SOMETHING has to be done to slow these injuries!

  10. To clarify, it’s the Cowboys & Colts who hold the record at 9 seasons
    So Green Bay will have to do it for two more seasons to own the record
    Or one more to tie it

    But the Green Bay Chokers don’t own it now

  11. I think the only position group as injury cursed as the Vikings’ O-linemen are the Packer DBs.

  12. And you’re right, Vikings fans truly don’t care or even know who Herb Waters is!
    We all know who the Green Bay Chokers are
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    This is so hilariously ironic coming from a fan of a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2009. Throw stones from your glass house much?

  13. Green Bay are always hazing the Vikings for not returning to the Super Bowl
    Yet you guys NEVER look at your own team’s shortcomings
    Think about this…

    If Green Bay does NOT make the Super Bowl this season, that would make only ONE title in the past 20 seasons!
    And two titles in the past 50 seasons!

    How does that possibly make you Titletown???

    Because your team won a bunch of meaningless titles in the 20s & 30s?
    With a quarter Century of 2 Hall of Fame QBs, you’ve won TWICE
    Less than half as many times as Tom Brady

    And your fans consider Aaron Rodgers the GOAT??
    Laughable

  14. I’ve actually been to Green Bay
    Been on the field at Lambeau
    Been in the Packers locker room too

    I get why Packers fans are blindly loyal…there’s literally NOTHING else to do in GREEN BAY!!! Nothing within 100 miles!
    I’m not kidding

    It’s blip on the map. One exit into town
    An isolated, desolate wasteland with one thing going for it
    It truly is a frozen Tundra
    No one moves there
    There are just generations of inbred families

    That’s not a joke

  15. Good grief, these Viking fans are obsessed with the Packers. This story is about a fifth string DB and 90% of the responses come from bitter jealous Minnesota fans.

  16. Ha ha Clinton Dix
    And the rest of that overrated, choking defense!
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    ALL-PRO Ha Ha Clinton-Dix?

    When was the last time the Vikings had an All-Pro? Jared Allen? Kevin Williams?

  17. When is Ted going to realize Rodgers can only do so much offensively to make up for his penny pinching on Defense?
    =====

    Never. Isn’t it obvious by now?

    If I’m Rodgers, I’d play out my contract and force their hand to sell out the next few years.

  18. The rabid trolls can hardly help themselves today. The insults and putdowns and slander and Fake News and all the negative drivel cannot deter us as fans, it never has, it never will, and it doesn’t change one simple fact:

    The Packers are better than the Vikings.

    You can wish they weren’t, you can hope they aren’t, you can bet they’re not……but they are. Fact.

    The repeated attempts by the usual suspect trolls to denigrate the Packers and Packer fans has no effect whatsoever on anything. They are doing it to entertain themselves, to make their loser-selves feel better. They’re losers. They’re accustomed to losing. They live in self-annointed Loserville. They want what we have and we enjoy. They want it bad. They have nothing football-related to fight with so they resort to the lowest common denominator, insults and putdowns……the ammunition of losers.

  19. vikingjack73 says:
    August 3, 2017 at 2:11 pm
    I’ve actually been to Green Bay
    Been on the field at Lambeau
    Been in the Packers locker room too

    I get why Packers fans are blindly loyal…there’s literally NOTHING else to do in GREEN BAY!!! Nothing within 100 miles!
    I’m not kidding

    It’s blip on the map. One exit into town
    An isolated, desolate wasteland with one thing going for it
    It truly is a frozen Tundra
    No one moves there
    There are just generations of inbred families

    That’s not a joke
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    And yet you dropped some cabbage to go on the Packer Tour. Precious.

  20. So vikingjack, a story about our backup db being hurt led you to come into our comment section and say, in no particular order, that:

    Our town is full of inbreds and there is nothing to do
    We actually don’t currently have the title of longest playoff streak
    We are chokers (obviously!)
    Rodgers is not the goat
    We won all of our titles in the 20’s
    The town is a desolate wasteland
    and of course, I’m a misinformed arrogant jerk/idiot.

    Did I miss anything?

  21. philcodean…….can you do me a favor? Can you give me three examples of what you “do” that can’t be done in Green Bay? There’s nothing “to do.” What is it you “do?”

  22. Ugh, the worst offseason in recent memory continues. Hate too say it boy’s, but I think we are already (Dalvin) Cook’d. It was a good run, I wouldn’t even mind us tradeing away good assets like Rogers or Jordey while they still have good value. Just thinking out loud. Go pack

  23. vikingjack73 is a good example of a typical Viking troll that likes to pick fights and uses insults and putdowns for ammunition. What else has he got? What football related bragging rights have his Vikings ever given him? None!

    “When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”

  24. Any time a Cheese Packer is lost for the season, it is a great thing.

    As much as I loathe the New England Patriots for being cheaters, I now have even lower feelings for the frauds in Green Bay – they only can move the ball when the defense gives them a free play – it is amazing how good Rodgers looks when he doesn’t have to worry; and he is very mediocre any other time.

  25. stellarperformance says:
    August 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    philcodean…….can you do me a favor? Can you give me three examples of what you “do” that can’t be done in Green Bay? There’s nothing “to do.” What is it you “do?”
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
    Not sure what your post is about Stellar. I wasn't dissing Green Bay…..I'm a Packer's fan and was rebutting VJack73. But sense you asked what I "do" that can't be done in Green Bay….here goes:
    1. I can't make love to my wife, since I took her to a game at Lambeau in freezing temps and she won't go back to Wisconsin;
    2. I can't mountain bike up 10000 ft peaks like I do here in Montana;
    3. I can't jitter bug, since we all know The Dance in Green Bay is the Polka.

    That was fun. Go Pack.

  26. stellarperformance says:

    “When debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Interesting that you would post that quote – because it is what you always do when you attempt to respond to documented facts that I post.

  27. purpleguy says:
    August 3, 2017 at 1:58 pm

    I think the only position group as injury cursed as the Vikings’ O-linemen are the Packer DBs.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I agree with those that think the lack of hard physical practices is one reason injuries have gone up but it doesn’t explain the way injuries tend to come in specific bunches these days. Sometimes it’s a position group on a particular team, if not league-wide. Sometimes it’s a similar injury throughout a particular team, if not league-wide.

    I tend to think it’s because teams come up with fancy new training regimens or drills, and if it goes league-wide, it’s because others jump on that bandwagon. Or not. I don’t have nearly enough patience to pore over statistics and even try to find out.

  28. Apparently a couple of the purples are upset that I responded to purpleguy’s reasonable post in a reasonable manner… and that’s why they’re purples. Reasonable discussion is totally beyond them.

  29. gtodriver says:
    August 4, 2017 at 7:32 am
    Interesting that you would post that quote – because it is what you always do when you attempt to respond to documented facts that I post.
    ////////////////////////////////////

    I don’t recall you ever posting anything factual. You always twist the truth just enough to suit yourself, or leave out just enough to make a point. You, like your childish brethren, give us nothing but……

    ……Fake News.

  30. philcodean says:
    August 3, 2017 at 10:58 pm
    Not sure what your post is about Stellar. I wasn’t dissing Green Bay…..I’m a Packer’s fan and was rebutting VJack73.
    ///////////////////

    Sorry about that. Your target was my target. Mistyped.

  31. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    August 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm
    Apparently a couple of the purples are upset that I responded to purpleguy’s reasonable post in a reasonable manner… and that’s why they’re purples. Reasonable discussion is totally beyond them.
    ——-
    I think you are being a bit too sensitive to the non agreement (sic) button under your post.

  32. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    August 4, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Apparently a couple of the purples are upset that I responded to purpleguy’s reasonable post in a reasonable manner… and that’s why they’re purples. Reasonable discussion is totally beyond them.
    ——————————

    To prove that’s not “beyond them”, I offer this: I’ve wondered if the properties of the human are being maxed out. Because these guys are so big, so muscular, and the collisions are so violent compared to when I started watching the sport, I’ve wondered if these injuries are simply the materials that make up the human body being pushed beyond their limit.

  33. It doesn’t apply in this situation, but going back a few years, Green Bay seemed to have a ton of hamstring injuries. I know Minnesota has gone through the same thing with pectoral muscle injuries — I always wondered how much of that had to do with the training staff. I believe they swapped out strength coaches in Minnesota because of the numerous pectoral injuries.

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