Walford is the ninth of the team’s 10 draft picks from the 2015 NFL Draft to sign his rookie contract.
The 6-foot-4, 251-pounder was selected 68th overall by the Raiders in the 2015 NFL Draft. He played four seasons at Miami (Fla.), appearing in 49 games with 35 starts and setting all major school tight end receiving records. Walford totaled 121 receptions for 1,753 yards (14.5 avg.) and 14 touchdowns, becoming just the seventh tight end in Hurricanes history to surpass 1,000 career receiving yards.
The big target has already made noise during offseason workouts, finding some chemistry with the quarterbacks and hauling in some nice receptions.