Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Packers Sign Walker

No, not that Walker of recent memory. Frank Walker. A cornerback set free by the NY Giants. He was being courted by the Saints and Seahawks as well as the Packers. He was drafted out of Tuskegee in 2003 when Jim Fassel was the Giants head coach. A year later, Tom Coughlin was coach and Walker went from starting the last seven games of the 2003 season as a rookie to almost nothing the last two seasons.

Go figure. The 25-year-old Walker is billed as a hard hitter, something that would be very useful in the Packers defensive backfield. He's also fast. According to reports, he ran 40 yards in 4.4 seconds when he worked out Monday for the Packers. An impressive overall workout convinced the Packers they needed Walker on the roster. He became the Packers first free agent signing of this year, agreeing to a one-year $1.24 million deal. He will compete for the #3 cornerback spot behind Al Harris and Charles Woodson.

You can read more about this signing here.