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Draft Scout Tyrunn Walker News
09/19/16 - DT Tyrunn Walker made his second straight start Sunday next to Haloti Ngata, but he played just 22 snaps. With Walker mostly ineffective in the game, the Lions used Khyri Thornton as their No. 2 defensive tackle and gave rookie A'Shawn Robinson and backup Stefan Charles double-digit snaps.
03/04/16 - DT Tyrunn Walker, scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on March 9, was re-signed by the Lions Friday (March 4).
Contract terms were not disclosed, but NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million, with a chance to be $2.25 million based on play-time incentives.
The 6-foot-3, 305-pound Walker joined the Lions in 2015 following a three-year stint with the New Orleans Saints. He played in four games for Detroit (four starts) and posted nine tackles before being placed on injured reserve for the remainder of the season after suffering a broken leg and dislocated ankle in Week 4.
An undrafted rookie free agent out of Tulsa in 2012, Walker's career totals include 27 games (five starts), 37 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one pass defense and one forced fumble.
10/08/15 - DT Tyrunn Walker (broken leg/dislocated ankle) was placed on reserve/injured by the Lions Wednesday (Oct. 7).
10/06/15 - DT Tyrunn Walker underwent surgery Tuesday for a broken left leg and dislocated ankle he suffered in the second half Monday. He'll go on injured reserve at some point this week.
"You certainly feel for him, because he's one of those guys that just kept getting better and better each week and working at it," Caldwell said Tuesday. "That's the tough part of this game."
10/05/15 - DT Tyrunn Walker was carted off the field after sustaining an ankle injury with 10:11 remaining in the fourth quarter. He did not return to the game.