Webb was added to the Steelers' practice squad a little less than a month ago after going undrafted out of Vanderbilt. He'll now get an opportunity to remain in the Steelers' system throughout the offseason as he looks to find his way onto the 53-man roster next season.
Webb was signed to Pittsburgh's practice squad Tuesday.
The rookie from Vanderbilt was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent, but was unable to secure a spot on the 53-man roster. Though running back James Conner (ankle) is expected to miss Week 14, Webb is likely a filler for the Steelers' practice squad.
Webb has been waived by the Patriots.
Webb signed with New England as an undrafted free agent this spring but evidently didn't distinguish himself enough throughout the summer to secure a spot on the final 53-man roster.
Webb carried five times for 15 yards in Thursday's 37-20 preseason win over the Eagles.
Webb, who carried 14 times for 46 yards and two TDs in last week's preseason opener against Washington, needs a break or two in his favor in order to survive roster cut-downs. In the event that he ends up being cut, Webb would be a practice squad candidate if he goes unclaimed on waivers. From a DFS perspective, Webb may not make a big splash in next Friday's "dress rehearsal" against the Panthers, but we imagine he'll probably see plenty of action in the Patriots' preseason finale, Aug. 30 against the Giants.
Webb could see plenty of work in Thursday's preseason opener against Washington, Jeff Howe of The Athletic reports.
With Sony Michel (knee) sidelined and Rex Burkhead potentially nursing a minor unspecified injury, Webb -- who needs a strong preseason showing to make the team -- could get a long look Thursday. Meanwhile, Mike Gillislee and Jeremy Hill -- who are competing for the team's "big back" job -- could also be sprinkled in. In any case, while Webb seems unlikely to be a major factor in the regular season, he looks like an option for DFS players this week.
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