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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Clears NFI list

    Walker (groin) was activated off the non-football injury list Saturday, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Walker sustained a groin injury during the first week of camp, but the issue doesn't seem much of a concern anymore. The sixth-year pro recorded 113 tackles across 13 games in his first season with Cleveland, and he appears like he'll maintain starting inside linebacker duties once again. Expect Walker to jump back in the mix sometime next week to resume practicing now that his groin injury seems like a thing of the past.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Re-ups on one-year deal

    Walker agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Browns on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Walker led Cleveland with 113 combined tackles last season, and the All-Pro middle linebacker is now set to run it back with the team for the 2022 campaign. For fantasy purposes, it's positive to see Walker back in familiar circumstances, as he should be set to maintain a similarly productive role.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Rejoins active roster

    Walker (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday. Walker missed Week 14 against the Ravens while in the health and safety protocols, but he's now back on the active roster. He'll have a couple days to get up to speed since Saturday's game against the Raiders was postponed to Monday.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Moves to COVID list

    Walker (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday. It's unclear whether Walker tested positive for the virus or if he's considered a close contact, but he'll be unavailable until he clears the health and safety protocols regardless. Elijah Lee figures to be more involved in the linebacking corps while Walker is out.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Eight tackles in loss

    Walker tallied eight total tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 45-7 blowout loss against New England. Walker was the sole bright spot for the Cleveland defense Sunday, leading the Browns in tackles for the second straight week. The 26-year-old has now totaled eight-plus tackles in his last five contests. Walker leads the Browns with 44 tackles on the season, 15 more than any other player on the team.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Double-digit tackles

    Walker recorded 14 tackles (two solo) and a sack in a 41-16 win over the Bengals on Sunday. Walker's 14 tackles were a season-best while the sack was his first of the season. Walker now has 57 tackles on the season, despite missing three games.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Records eight tackles in loss

    Walker netted eight tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed in a 15-10 loss to the Steelers on Sunday. Walker played 100 percent of the snaps for the second week in a row. Although he missed three weeks with a hamstring injury, his eight tackles were his second lowest of the season in five games. Those eight tackles brings his season total to 43 with 25 of them solo. His pass defensed was his second of the season.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Totals 10 tackles

    Walker recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Thursday's 17-14 win over Denver. Walker was on the field for 100 percent of the Browns' defensive snaps Thursday, and he racked up double-digit tackles for the second time this season. Across four appearances in 2021, the linebacker has totaled 35 tackles (23 solo) and a pass defense.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Registers nine tackles

    Walker posted nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's 33-29 loss to the Chiefs. After signing a one-year, $3.5 million contract in March, Walker won the starting middle linebacker job and led the Browns in tackles during the season opener. Walker compiled 321 tackles and 11 pass breakups over the last three seasons with the Colts. He figures to be a steady IDP contributor as long as he maintains the starting gig.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Won't need surgery

    Coach Kevin Stefanski said Walker (knee) will be sidelined "a week plus" but won't require surgery, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports. Walker could potentially return to practice by the end of training camp. It's good to see the soon-to-be 26-year-old has avoided a worst-case scenario, though it is unfortunate that he'll need to miss a significant amount of practice, at the very least. If Walker can't earn more than a rotational role in Cleveland's linebacker corps, it will be difficult for him to achieve fantasy relevancy.
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  • Browns' Anthony Walker: Injures knee in practice

    Walker injured his right knee during Monday's practice, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Walker's injury appeared to be a cramp, per Ridenour, and he was unable to finish practice after limping off the field. He'll be considered day-to-day until further notice.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Ready for Week 12

    Walker (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Titans, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. Walker received the questionable tag despite practicing as a full participant all week, so his availability never truly appeared in doubt. The 25-year-old has 15 total tackles in four games since Indianapolis' bye in Week 7.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Held out Thursday

    Walker (ankle) missed Thursday's practice session, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports. The 25-year-old linebacker popped up on the injury report this week, though further information on the issue is not expected to come until Friday when coach Frank Reich next speaks to reporters. Walker just racked up a season-high 11 tackles in a win against the Bears, providing him with an updated average of 7.3 tackles per game since the beginning of his breakout 2018 campaign. If Walker proves unable to suit up for Week 5, third-year man Zaire Franklin would be in line for snaps at middle linebacker against the Browns.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Makes 16 stops in finale

    Walker notched a season-high 16 tackles (12 solo) during Sunday's loss to the Jaguars. Walker finished the regular season with three straight double-digit tackling performances. He notched a career-high 123 tackles (84 solo) across 16 contests in 2019, in addition to 2.5 sacks, two defended passes, one interception and one forced fumble. The 24-year-old is under contract with the Colts for 2020, making him a strong candidate to reprise his starting role in the team's linebacker corps.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Ready for Week 16

    Walker (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game versus the Panthers. Walker suffered the injury during Monday's loss to the Saints and began the week as a limited practice participant, but he had no limitations at Friday's session. The 24-year-old should make his 29th consecutive start Sunday for the Colts.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Paces squad in tackles

    Walker registered eight tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 20-17 loss to the Texans. Walker left for a series due to an injury, but he still managed to lead the Colts in tackles along with Kenny Moore. The 2017 fifth-round pick now has 70 stops through 11 games, putting him on pace for a second straight season with 100-plus tackles. Walker will look to slow down Derrick Henry and the Titans in Week 13.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Shifting back to MLB

    Walker will start at middle linebacker versus the Texans on Sunday, Zak Keefer of The Athletic reports. Walker spent the last three games suiting up at weakside linebacker with Darius Leonard sidelined, and he'll now shift back to his usual role. The third-year pro saw a sharp uptick in tackles while lined up in the middle of the defense. Walker's production now stands to deflate back to normal levels, putting a damper on his upside in IDP formats.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Deemed questionable for Sunday

    Walker was added to the Colts' injury report Friday with a shoulder issue and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans. While sliding over to weakside linebacker in place of Darius Leonard (concussion) the past two games, Walker has been a top-flight IDP option, racking up 24 tackles (19 solo) and a sack between the contests. With Leonard already ruled out for Sunday, Walker's availability will be of great import for fantasy managers that may have been thinking about using him this week. Given that Walker still managed to practice fully Friday, it's probably more likely than not that he ends up playing.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Career high in tackles

    Walker registered 14 tackles (11 solo) in Sunday's win over the Falcons. Walker played all 61 snaps in this contest, and he recorded a career high in stops. He may have been counted on more with Darius Leonard (concussion) out, but it's still a promising sign that he's on track to eclipse last year's 105 tackles. He'll look to continue the success Week 4 versus the Raiders.
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  • Colts' Anthony Walker: Seven tackles Sunday

    Walker had seven total tackles and a tackle for a loss in Sunday's loss at the Chargers. He started at middle linebacker and played on 36 of the defense's 63 snaps. Walker struggled in coverage as he gave up receptions on all five passes targeted his way, according to Pro Football Focus. Walker remains the starting middle linebacker and stayed in for most passing downs, though he split snaps with Matthew Adams (21) and Bobby Okereke (15 snaps).
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