Walker (foot) was a full participant during Thursday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Walker practiced in limited fashion with the foot injury Wednesday, as he appears to be on track for Week 10 against Washington. Now healthy, expect the Louisiana-Lafayette product to assume his usual starting role at free safety in Sundays game.
Walker (foot) was listed as a limited participant during Wednesday's practice. Walker was forced to miss last week's loss to the Vikings after failing to practice with the foot issue, so it's at least a positive sign he was able to practice. If Walker were forced to miss Sunday's game against Washington, Will Harris would be in line for another start at free safety, with Miles Killebrew slotting behind him.
Walker (foot) won't play Sunday against the Vikings, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Walker was unable to practice all week, so it's not surprising to see him ruled out. Will Harris is Walker's direct backup at free safety, but the Lions could also opt to fill the snaps vacated by Walker's absence with alternative reserve safety Jayron Kearse.
Walker (foot) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. The team hasn't revealed the nature or severity of Walker's foot injury, but he's in danger of missing Sunday's game versus the Vikings unless he can get back onto the practice field by Friday. Walker has already stacked up 51 tackles and four pass breakups through seven games, so it'd be a key loss to the Lions' defense if he can't go. Jayron Kearse is the next man up at free safety if Walker misses out.
Walker collected six solo tackles and five assists during Sunday's 41-21 loss to the Colts. When the safety leads the team in tackles it's often a discouraging sign for the defense, and that was again the case Sunday as Indianapolis racked up 262 yards through the air and 119 yards on the ground along with five total touchdowns. Despite the off day from Detroit's defense, Walker's coverage numbers have been respectable to this point in the season, as he's held opponents to a 52 percent completion rate with 4.8 yards per target.
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