April 23, 2024

TAMPA, FL - NOVEMBER 25: The helmet of a Washington Redskins player rests on the field during warm ups against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium on November 25, 2007 in Tampa, Florida. The Bucs won 19-13. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

BREAKING NEWS: The Washington Commanders Signed a Former 4th Round Pick to a Contract.

The Washington Commanders’ depth at the linebacker position was weak last season. Their starters were Jamin Davis and Cody Barton with Khaleke Hudson and David Mayo as their backups.

The Commanders understood the importance of having talent at the position by signing Bobby Wagner, Frankie Luvu, Anthony Pittman, and a former 4th-round pick.

The Washington Commanders signed a former 4th-round pick.

According to Ben Standig, the Commanders signed Mykal Walker to a one-year deal, reuniting with Dan Quinn.

Mykal Walker spent his first three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including Dan Quinn’s last season.

The Falcons drafted Walker in the 4th round, 119th overall of the 2020 NFL Draft.

Walker played in 16 games, starting six in his rookie season and Quinn’s last season as head coach. He had 45 tackles, one for a loss, two QB hits, one pass deflection, one forced fumble, and a 74.0 PFF Grade in 385 (36%) defensive snaps.

Walker played in 17 games, starting twice in his second season, and had 35 tackles, one QB hit, one interception, one pick-six, four pass deflections, one fumble recovery, and a 71.3 PFF Grade in 193 (17%) defensive snaps.

Walker played 16 games, starting 12 in his third season, and had 107 tackles, four for a loss, one QB hit, one sack, two interceptions, six pass deflections, and a 58.7 PFF Grade in 769 (72%) defensive snaps.

After bouncing around with two others teams in 2023, Mykal Walker got significant playing time with the Pittsburgh Steelers because of injuries.

The Chicago Bears claimed Walker off waivers on August 14, but the team waived him on August 29.

The Las Vegas Raiders signed Walker to the practice squad on September 19, but the team released him on October 24.

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Walker to the practice squad on October 30 and the team signed him to the active roster on November 18 because Cole Holcomb tore his ACL in Week 9 and Kwon Alexander tore his Achilles in Week 10.

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