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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Eagles placed Walker on injured reserve Friday with a neck injury, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com 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.
Walker (neck) was a full participant at the Eagles Wednesday.
Walker missed the last two games with the neck injury but appears on track to return for Sunday's game against the Giants. The 25-year-old should return to the role of starting middle linebacker for the Eagles.
Walker (neck) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Rams, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Walker will miss his second consecutive game since being named the starting middle linebacker in the wake of Jordan Hicks' season-ending Achilles injury. The Eagles have gotten creative without their top-two middle linebackers, and no individual replacement has logged enough snaps to be fantasy relevant.
Walker (neck) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Walker, who was sidelined for the Eagles' Week 13 tilt against Seattle, logged a trio of full practices this week, as the neck injury appears to have subsided for the most part. An update on his official status in Week 14 should become available prior to game time.
Walker (neck) was a full participant at the Eagles' practice Wednesday.
Walker suffered a stinger in Week 12 and was unable to play in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but is starting this week of practice trending in the right direction. Assuming the 24-year-old avoids a setback in practice this week, he should slot back in as starting middle linebacker against the Rams on Sunday.
Walker (neck) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Walker wasn't fully able to settle into his role as the starting middle linebacker before he was injured in Week 12 against the Bears. Veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe, who has been on the Eagles roster for less than a month, likely will slot in as the starter and could be due for a solid stat line.
Walker (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Walker left Week 12's game against the Bears with a stinger, and the issue is still nagging him at the end of the week. With Jordan Hicks (Achilles) on injured reserve, Walker is now the Eagles' top middle linebacker, so if he can play, expect him to have a chance at posting solid numbers.
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