Rams sign defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker

The addition of Walker brings more depth to the interior of the defensive line.

Following a few days of inactivity in the free-agent market, the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday agreed to terms on a deal with defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker

The 27-year-old has spent the last two years with the Detroit Lions. He started eight games in the 2016 season recording 26 tackles with one fumble recovery. He had started the first four games of the previous campaign before suffering a broken fibula and a dislocated ankle that abruptly ended his year.

Prior to that, Walker played his first three years in the league with the New Orleans Saints racking up 28 tackles with 3.5 sacks over that span after going undrafted out of Tulsa in the 2012 NFL Draft. 

His addition to the Rams provides more depth up on the defensive front behind the likes of All-Pro defensive lineman Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. He will likely compete for playing time against the likes of Dominique EasleyEthan WestbrooksMatt Longacre, and Morgan Fox

Los Angeles is expected to shift to the 3-4 defensive scheme under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips this upcoming season. 

Bob Garcia IV is a staff writer of LARamsReport.com. You can follow him at @bgarcia90 and us on Twitter at @LA_RamsReport.


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