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48 Austin Walter RB

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May 13, 2021 09:32 PM
Jets' Austin Walter: Claimed by Jets
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Jets claimed Walter on Thursday.

Walter, who was waived by San Francisco earlier this week, rejoins coach Robert Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur in New York. His familiarity with the scheme could increase Walter's chances of earning a depth role with the Jets.

May 13, 2021 09:32 PM
Austin Walter: Departs San Francisco
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers waived Walter on Wednesday.

Walter had one carry for three yards and secured his lone target for 27 yards in four appearances last season. Back in 2019, he suited up for a single game for the Giants.

February 8, 2021 09:08 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Inks one-year deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walter signed a one-year contract with the 49ers on Monday, Nick Wagoner of reports.

Walter was set to be an exclusive-rights free agent in March, but he's locked down security for the 2021 campaign. The 24-year-old suited up in four games with the Niners last year, rushing once for three yards and catching his lone target for 27 yards.

December 28, 2020 06:08 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Removed from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walter was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Walter has been residing on the reserve list since Dec. 17, but he'll now have an opportunity to rejoin the 49ers' running back stable heading into a Week 17 matchup against Seattle. The 24-year-old has fulfilled most of his duties on special teams this season, fielding 33 of his 45 total snaps in that department over three game appearances.

December 18, 2020 11:04 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Shifts to COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers placed Walter on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.

Walter was placed on the list due to either testing positive for the virus, or coming into close contact with someone who did. Walter could still have a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but he'll need to produce two negative tests 24 hours apart to gain clearance.

December 8, 2020 10:32 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Won't suit up for MNF
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walter (coach's decision) is inactive for San Francisco's Monday night matchup against the Bills.

The 24-year-old has made three appearances since Week 9, but with Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman, Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon all active for Monday night's game, he'll fail to garner active status. Walter has collected 30 scrimmage yards over two offensive touches, adding three kick-return attempts for 64 yards this season.

November 16, 2020 11:20 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Logs 12 snaps on offense
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walter had one carry for three yards and caught his lone target for 27 yards in Sunday's 27-13 loss to the Saints.

Walter was signed from the practice squad for the second week in a row, but he was able to actually get involved in the game plan for the first time this season. The 24-year-old received the first touches of his pro career Sunday, so it's tough to tell what the 49ers have in the youngster. He did show soft hands during his time at Rice, so he could serve a third-down role even if either of Raheem Mostert (ankle) or Tevin Coleman (knee) are healed up after the upcoming bye week. Both of the backs ahead of him on the depth chart Sunday (Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty) also suffered injuries, so we could even see Walter starting against the Rams in Week 12 if the stable of injured backs are unable to return to action.

November 11, 2020 07:36 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Back with Niners
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers signed Walter from their practice squad Wednesday, Keiana Martin of the team's official site reports.

Walter was elevated to the active roster ahead of last week's game against the Packers, and he appears in line for another appearance for Week 10. Both Raheem Mostert (ankle) and Tevin Coleman (knee) are not expected to play until at least Week 12, so that leaves Jerick McKinnon, JaMycal Hasty and likely Walter to man the running back corps for the next few weeks.

November 5, 2020 05:24 PM
49ers' Austin Walter: Joins Niners for Week 9
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The 49ers elevated Walter from their practice squad ahead of Thursday's game against the Packers, Nick Wagoner of reports.

With Jeff Wilson (ankle) joining Raheem Mostert (ankle) on injured reserve and Tevin Coleman (knee) sidelined for Week 9, Walter should serve as the 49ers' third running back behind the duo of JaMycal Hasty and Jerick McKinnon. Unless one of Hasty or McKinnon suffers an in-game injury or the contest becomes uncompetitive, Walter likely won't be a part of the backfield rotation.

September 24, 2020 11:52 AM
Austin Walter: Finds new home
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walter has inked a deal with the 49ers' practice squad.

Walter came into the league with San Francisco after he was undrafted in the 2019 draft. He's spent time with the Giants as well as in the XFL with Dallas the past two years, and he has just one game of NFL experience.

October 23, 2019 01:36 PM
Austin Walter: Works out for Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans brought Walter in for a workout Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans also worked out running back Darius Jackson. Houston has gotten by with Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson at running back since Lamar Miller's season-ending knee injury, so there's no obvious reason for bringing in Walter or Jackson.

October 11, 2019 12:12 PM
Austin Walter: Parts ways with Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants waived Walter on Friday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.

Walter's tenure in New York lasted just one contest, and he played only one snap on offense during Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots. The Giants hope to have at least one of Saquon Barkley (ankle) or Wayne Gallman (concussion) available Week 7.

October 10, 2019 07:36 PM
Giants' Austin Walter: Promoted from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Giants have promoted Walter from their practice squad in advance of Thursday night's game against the Patriots, Jordan Raanan of reports.

With both Saquon Barkley (ankle) and Wayne Gallman (concussion) out this week, Walter will give the Giants added backfield depth in the short term behind Jonathan Hilliman and fullback Elijhaa Penny.

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