Former Local Star Tyrunn Walker Works Out For Saints
A former local high school football star, and a former member of the New Orleans Saints, is trying to make a comeback with the team.
Former Westgate standout Tyrunn Walker, a defensive tackle, who played for the Saints for three seasons, 2012-2014, worked out for the team last Friday.
Signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa in 2012, Walker was basically a project over the first two years of his career, playing in seven games, while accumulating 9 tackles and a sack.
It was 2014 when Walker began to open some eyes, totaling 19 total tackles, 2.5 sacks, and a force fumble in 16 games.
Surprisingly, the Saints didn't tender Walker a contract, and he ended up signing a one-year deal with the Detroit Lions for an estimated $1.75 million.
Things didn't go as planned for Walker in Detroit however, as he suffered a broken leg in the fourth game of the 2015 season, and was placed on injured reserve after only registering nine total tackles.
A native of New Iberia, Walker appeared in 15 games for the Lions in 2016, including 8 starts, while racking up 26 tackles.
In 2017, the 6-foot-3, 310-pound Walker appeared in all 16 games for the Los Angeles Rams, compiling 22 tackles, including one sack.
Walker, who played his college football at Tulsa, spent the preseason with the Buffalo Bills, before being released on September 1.
In parts of 6 NFL seasons, the 28-year old Walker has accumulated 85 tackles, including 4.5 sacks.