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59 Joe Walker LB

San Francisco 49ers

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November 29, 2020 03:12 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: In lineup for Week 12
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) is active for San Francisco's Week 12 matchup at the Rams.

Walker spent nine days on the reserve/COVID-19 list between Nov. 19 and Nov. 28, but he didn't have to miss any game action with San Francisco taking its bye over Week 12. Because of Demetrius Flannigan-Fowles (hamstring) being ruled out for Sunday's contest, Walker is in line to get the start at weakside linebacker.

November 29, 2020 01:16 AM
49ers' Joe Walker: Returns from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

The 27-year-old landed on the COVID-19 during San Francisco's bye week, but he may not end up missing a game. Walker has played only 14 offensive snaps in six games this season, so he's unlikely to be significantly involved defensively, even if he suits up Sunday.

November 20, 2020 03:08 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: Hits COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Walker on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

It's unclear whether Walker tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with someone who did. The good news is that the 49ers enter their bye week in Week 11, so he'll have a few extra days to clear through the league's protocols before being granted clearance to return.

October 21, 2020 07:16 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: Receives promotion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers signed Walker to the active roster Wednesday.

Walker has been on the 49ers' practice squad this season, and he's been elevated to the active roster twice. The 27-year-old linebacker now has some security on the 53-man roster. He likely won't play much on defense barring an injury, but it's noteworthy that Kwon Alexander is dealing with an ankle injury. If Alexander misses time, Walker could log a handful of snaps.

September 27, 2020 04:44 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: Back in Bay Area
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers elevated Walker to the 53-man roster from the practice squad Sunday.

With Dre Greenlaw nursing a quadriceps injury and out for Week 3, San Francisco elected to go with in-house reinforcements. Walker was solid for the Cardinals in 2019, racking up 65 tackles (41 solo) and a forced fumble across all 16 games in that span.

September 6, 2020 10:44 PM
Joe Walker: Let go by Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was waived by the 49ers on Saturday.

Walker started 11 games in Arizona last season and recorded 65 tackles, but trying out with the dominant 49ers defense is a different story. While he couldn't make the cut with them, the 27-year-old stands a good chance to make another roster in a reserve role.

March 24, 2020 07:08 PM
49ers' Joe Walker: Inks deal with San Fran
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers and Walker agreed to a one-year contract Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Walker kicked off last season primarily as a special-teamer but eventually took over for Haason Reddick at inside linebacker, notching 56 tackles and one forced fumbled over the final nine games. In San Francisco, Walker will be behind a formidable LB trio of Fred Warner, Dre Greenlaw and Kwon Alexander (biceps), likely relegating him to special teams yet again with the chance to elevate in the event of an injury.

January 13, 2020 05:52 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Develops into starter in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker notched 65 tackles (41 solo) and forced one fumble in 16 games during the 2019 campaign.

Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Eagles in 2016 and landed in Arizona in September of 2018 after his original team waived him. Solely a special-teamer last season, he worked his way into a regular role this past fall, supplanting Haason Reddick as a starting inside linebacker Week 7 and holding onto the job thereafter. Walker's output was inconsistent, as he reached double-digit tackles on two occasions but also fell shy of six stops five times over the last 10 games. Walker is an exclusive-rights free agent this offseason, so he'll only be able to sign with the Cardinals if the team opts to tender him a contract.

December 20, 2019 04:12 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Logs full practice Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (rib) practiced fully Thursday, Scott Bordow of The Athletic reports.

After being limited during Wednesday's session, Walker practiced fully Thursday and appears all set to take the field for Sunday's divisional clash with the Seahawks. The linebacker compiled seven tackles (five solo) and forced a fumble against the Browns in Week 15.

December 19, 2019 12:32 AM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Nursing rib injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has a rib injury and was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker had seven tackles and a forced fumble during Sunday's win over the Browns, but he apparently picked up the rib injury at some point. The 27-year-old still seems like a solid bet to play Week 16 since he was still able to practice in some capacity.

December 17, 2019 09:36 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Accrues seven tackles Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker emerged from Sunday's 38-24 victory against the Browns with seven tackles (five solo) and one forced fumble.

Walker didn't tally a tackle until the second quarter, but once he was on the ledger, he didn't stop. He culminated his day with a fourth-quarter hit on Ricky Seals-Jones that caused the tight end to cough up the ball and resulted in a recovery and 24-yard return by teammate Jalen Thompson. The play set up the Cardinals' drive to its final three points of the game, and Walker left it having accumulated 39 tackles (29 solo) over the last eight games, all of them starts at inside linebacker.

December 15, 2019 02:44 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Ready to face Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ribs) is active for Sunday's game against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker has slowly taken over the starting inside linebacker role this year, playing every snap over the last two weeks. The fourth-year pro recorded 11 tackles (10 solo) over the last two weeks, and he'll be tasked with slowing down Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt in this contest.

December 13, 2019 11:20 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Limited again Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ribs) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker was able to put in limited practices all week. Tanner Vallejo saw his first snaps of the season Week 14 and could be called on to fill in if the 27-year-old is forced to sit.

December 11, 2019 07:36 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Limited Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was a limited participant in practice Wednesday due to an injury to his ribs.

Walker tallied seven solo tackles during Sunday's loss to the Steelers, but may have picked up a ribs injury despite playing all 60 of the Cardinals' defensive snaps. If Walker's status for Week 15 against the Browns remains uncertain, Tanner Vallejo and Dennis Gardeck could be asked to prepare for additional reps.

November 1, 2019 03:56 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Reaches double-digit tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker had 11 tackles (eight solo) in Thursday's loss to the 49ers.

Walker's production is impressive considering he played only 57 percent of the defensive snaps Thursday. The 26-year-old entered the season with only 17 tackles in 26 career games, but he's earned his way into a starting role in the Cardinals' base defense.

November 1, 2019 11:16 AM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Increased work on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has earned the starting role in Arizona's base defense, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker will start at inside linebacker during base formations, while Haasan Reddick still stands to play a rotational role in coverage and during blitzes. In Week 8's loss to the Saints, Walker played 65 snaps compared to Reddick's 36 snaps. Walker could have more weekly consistency notching tackles in his larger role, so he's worth monitoring in IDP formats.

September 19, 2018 08:32 PM
Cardinals' Joe Walker: Signs with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker signed a contract with Arizona on Wednesday, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.

Walker was signed from the Eagles' practice squad, having logged 10 tackles for Philadelphia in 2017. The 25-year-old should slot in as a depth middle linebacker and special-teams contributer for the Cardinals.

September 4, 2018 07:04 PM
Joe Walker: Let go by Eagles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker was waived by the Eagles on Sunday.

Walker logged 10 tackles for the Eagles in 2017, seeing roughly 100 snaps on both defense and special teams. The Oregon product will become an unrestricted free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

August 17, 2018 01:04 PM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Appears clear of neck injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (neck) recorded two tackles (one solo) and played 26 defensive snaps in Thursday's presason game against the Patriots.

Walker landed on injured reserve with a neck injury last December but is now clear of the issue. The 25-year-old also had 19 special team snaps, where he is likely to contribute in addition to being a rotational middle linebacker.

December 31, 2017 12:12 AM
Eagles' Joe Walker: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Eagles placed Walker on injured reserve Friday with a neck injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of reports.

Walker missed some time with a neck injury earlier this season and didn't appear on the injury report this week until he sat out Friday's session. Cornerback Sidney Jones (Achilles) is likely to be activated from the Non-Football Injury list, and Dannell Ellerbe should be the Eagles' primary option at middle linebacker.

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Game Log
Sun 09/27@ NYGW 36-900000000
Sun 10/04vs PHIL 20-2500000000
Sun 10/25@ NEW 33-620200000
Sun 11/01@ SEAL 27-3700000000
Thu 11/05vs GBL 17-3400000000
Sun 11/15@ NOL 13-2700000000
Sun 11/29@ LARW 23-2000000000
Mon 12/07vs BUFL 24-3400000000
Sun 12/13vs WASL 15-2300000000
Sun 12/20@ DALL 33-4100000000
Sat 12/26@ ARIW 20-1200000000
Sun 01/03vs SEAL 23-2600000000
Career Defensive Stats
2016PHI000 0.00 000-00
Total541488 57.031 000-01

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