Wednesday’s minor NFL transactions:
- The Packers are promoting cornerback Herb Waters from their practice squad, head coach Mike McCarthy announced Wednesday (via Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com). He’ll replace fellow corner Makinton Dorleant, who is going on injured reserve with a knee ailment. Along with Dorleant, a couple other Packers corners – Damarious Randall and Quinten Rollins – are banged up as their Sunday wild-card showdown with the Giants approaches. As a result, Waters, an undrafted rookie from Miami who began as a wide receiver, will suit up for the first time.
- The Cowboys signed receiver Shaq Evans to their practice squad. Evans had been available since the Patriots cut him from their practice squad Oct. 20. The former UCLA Bruin has also spent time with the Jets, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2014 draft, and Jaguars. He hasn’t yet recorded a statistic in the NFL.