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Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 3/80 -- J.D. Walton, C, 6-3, 300, Baylor, Walton could immediately start. The Broncos need a center and had only Maurkice Pouncey higher on their board at the position. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout J.D. Walton News
03/19/15 - C J.D. Walton, who was released by the Giants on March 2, agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Dolphins Thursday (March 19).
The 6-3, 305-pound Walton played last season with the New York Giants after previous stints with the Washington Redskins (2013) and Denver Broncos (2010-13).
Walton was a third-round selection (80th overall) by the Broncos out of Baylor in the 2010 NFL draft.
03/02/15 - C J.D. Walton had his contract terminated by the Giants Monday (March 2), clearing $3 million in salary-cap space.
Walton, a six-year veteran, started all 16 games in 2014, but the Giants are expected to move 2014 second-round draft pick Weston Richburg into that position this year. Richburg played left guard as a rookie.
The Giants also recently signed center Brett Jones, one of the Canadian Football League's top offensive linemen.
Walton, a third-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2010, has started 54 games in his career.
04/01/14 - C J.D. Walton was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Giants from the Redskins March 13.
12/19/13 - C J.D. Walton was waived Tuesday to make room for Jeremy Mincey. Walton had not played since breaking his ankle on Sept. 30, 2012, and was inactive in recent weeks. He was claimed by Washington a day later.
11/08/13 - C J.D. Walton was placed on the 53-man roster after practicing the last three weeks following a stint on the physically-unable-to-perform list. Walton has not played since Sept. 30, 2002, when he fractured his ankle against the Raiders. He underwent a second surgery on the ankle in June, which forced him to the sideline until the last three weeks. He practiced Friday and was listed as probable.