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Lions sign DT Tyrunn Walker

The Detroit Lions have signed a defensive tackle!

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This move certainly won't grab many national headlines, but the Detroit Lions have signed defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker to a one-year deal. According to Mike Garafolo, Walker's contract is worth $1.75 million and includes a $750,000 signing bonus.

So, who exactly is Walker? He entered the NFL in 2012 as an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa, and he spent his first three seasons in the league with the New Orleans Saints. He was actually supposed to be a restricted free agent this offseason, but the Saints declined to tender him, and that is a move they may end up regretting.

Walker's stats don't exactly jump off the page. He has only appeared in 23 total games, and he's only made one career start. What's more, he only has 28 career tackles and 3.5 career sacks. However, it's important to note that he didn't exactly have a huge workload in New Orleans:

In other words, the Lions are hoping that with an increased workload in Detroit, Walker will really be able to take his game to another level. I was originally going to say that the Lions are hoping to have found a hidden gem, but it doesn't sound like Walker was all that "hidden."

I'm not exactly sure what role Walker will play in Detroit or if he will be a starter or backup, but the Lions finally have some extra depth at defensive tackle.

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