Should The Saints Consider Bringing Back Tyrunn Walker?
Would a reunion between the New Orleans Saints and defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker be a good match for both parties?
From the Saints' standpoint; considering that they don't have a lot of money to spend in the offseason, and that they still need a lot of defensive help, I think the answer would be "yes".
From Walker's standpoint; considering he was injured last year, that the Saints need defensive depth, and that he'd go back to an organization that he had the most success with, I think the answer would be "yes".
Now, I have no idea if the Saints would be interested in bringing back the former Westgate star, but I do think it would be a good fit.
Signed 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.
Maybe the Saints didn't tender a contract to Walker prior to the 2015 season because they think that ship has sailed and they just prefer to search other options
Maybe Walker will get bites from other teams.
Maybe the fit just isn't there.
But based on the fact that the Saints are very much up against the cap, that they need defensive depth, and the Walker, a guy they're familiar with, who would come cheap, it would seem that it may be an idea worth entertaining.