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Eagles waive defensive lineman Charles Walker

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Charles Walker’s stay in Philadelphia was a short one.

The Eagles announced that they cut the rookie defensive tackle, to create the roster spot needed to make the LeGarrette Blount signing official. He was waived with a failed physical designation because of an apparent knee problem.

Walker was signed as an undrafted free agent, after leaving Oklahoma early following a concussion. He was criticized by his own coaches at the time, but said later that he was struggling with depression which was now under control.

It’s unclear the degree of the knee problem which caused the Eagles to cut bait, or whether another team will want to give him a shot.

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8 Responses to “Eagles waive defensive lineman Charles Walker”
  1. mrpeepee says: May 18, 2017 10:29 AM

    Eagles message board: he was projected as a 1st round pick, what a steal!

    Next week: …..

  2. kneedragr says: May 18, 2017 10:31 AM

    Sounds like he isnt cut out for the NFL.

  3. steves11 says: May 18, 2017 10:38 AM

    Why would the Eagles want to sign a guy with such baggage in the first place?

  4. 700levelvet says: May 18, 2017 10:41 AM

    Knee injury, concussion, depression…not good bullet points on an NFL resume…

  5. ROSMITH51 says: May 18, 2017 10:48 AM

    He was waived / injured. That means if he passes waivers unclaimed, the Eagles can just stash him on IR (w/o counting against the 90-man cap) until next year.

  6. therealtrenches says: May 18, 2017 12:44 PM

    steves11 says:
    May 18, 2017 10:38 AM
    Why would the Eagles want to sign a guy with such baggage in the first place?

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    It’s called “due diligence.” This kid was a beast in college before the troubles started. It makes total sense for any team to bring him in for a look. It seems unlikely that he’ll clear waivers. He’s already had surgery and will be ready to go by the time training camp rolls around. With his film, somebody will give him a shot.

  7. bobthebillsfan says: May 18, 2017 3:58 PM

    I hope the kid has a plan B for his life’s work.

  8. macjacmccoy says: May 18, 2017 5:47 PM

    The knee injury best not be a bs excuse to cut the guy. I really liked the guy and thought he had a chance to do some real damage.

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