Packers calling up rookie cornerback to address injury issues

The Packers will promote rookie cornerback Herb Waters from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s NFC wildcard game vs. the Giants.

The Packers lost three cornerbacks to injury in last week’s win over the Lions. Quentin Rollins was taken to the hospital due to a neck injury, and though he’s back with the team he’s in the concussion protocol and did not practice Wednesday. Damarious Randall, who has a knee injury, practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Waters went undrafted last spring and signed with the Packers as a wide receiver. He began a position switch after signing with the team’s practice squad at the start of the regular season.

Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that cornerback Makinton Dorleant, who injured his knee last week, would be placed on injured reserve to make room for Waters on the 53-man roster.

19 responses to “Packers calling up rookie cornerback to address injury issues

  1. They don’t get a rush on Eli, he’s gonna do to them what he did to them in 2011 with Nicks and Cruz.

  2. Everyone has been able to move the ball vs. GB. I think any sane Packer fan knows they struggle forcing the opponent into punting.

    So GB needs to start fast on offense and not let the foot of the gas. Then the defense is going to need to force some turnovers, but also need to be smart and choosing spots to when be aggressive, not selling out for the ball and forgetting to cover or tackle.

  3. I had never even heard of Dorleant until last week and didn’t know his first name was Makinton until just now. And now he’s been placed on IR to make room for Herb Waters? For a playoff game? What a season!!

  4. codythao35 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 7:02 PM

    They’re going to get killed by Beckham and the Giants.
    Says the fan of the none and done vikings.

  5. If the Packers somehow make it to the SB with all the injuries, they’ll get blown out by the Patriots who are operating on another level right now.

  6. I’m a die hard Giants fan, but let’s be real. While I think they most definitely could beat the Packers, this is a team that didn’t even average 20 points a game this year. They never even scored 30. What has anyone seen all year that makes you think Eli is going to torch them? Packers had a ton of secondary problems when they met the first time….

  7. Anyone who thinks that the current Packer cbs are a match for OBJ and Shep really needs a reality check. Doesn’t mean the G-men will win, only means the Pack will have to score a lot of points. Having said this, the score will probably end up 3 – 0.

  8. codythao35 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 7:02 PM
    Let’s watch Packers corners get killed by Giants.

    39 72

    How are the Vikes?

    Home and terrible. Time to be humble.


  9. codythao35 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 7:02 PM
    They’re going to get killed by Beckham and the Giants.

    Who are the Vikes playing this weekend? Oh right…

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