Tyrunn Walker joins the Los Angeles Rams after spending the last two years as a member of the Detroit Lions.
It’s been a busy last two weeks for the Los Angeles Rams, as the team has stayed busy in free agency by making the necessary moves to improve from last year’s 4-12 finish. On Thursday, the Rams made another move to provide some depth to the defensive line by reaching an agreement with Tyrunn Walker.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the move of Walker joining the Rams after the defensive tackle spent the first five seasons of his career playing with the New Orleans Saints and Detroit Lions. While this move may not stick out like some of the other additions in free agency, at least the decision to bring Walker on board will add some much-needed depth to the position.
Even though he’s only recorded 3.5 sacks throughout his five-year career, Walker did manage to start eight of the 15 games he appeared in for the Lions during the 2016 season. And if any coach seems capable of getting the best from Walker heading into next year, it’s Wade Phillips.
After being one of the most underrated units from the 2015 season, expectations were high for the Rams’ defense at the beginning of last year, and while they showed potential at times, they simply failed to live up to the expectations. Walker may not end up being a starter during his first season in Los Angeles, but Phillips and the organization wouldn’t have been willing to bring him on board if they didn’t see something special in the former Tulsa star.