Ron Rivera: Tre Walker is retiring

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For the second time in the last couple of weeks, the Commanders have a player who’s elected to retire.

Head coach Ron Rivera said in his Friday press conference that rookie linebacker Tre Walker has elected to hang up his cleats.

“Tre Walker, one of our rookie linebackers, decided he was going to move on from football. So that’s why he wasn’t out here today,” Rivera said, via NBC Sports Washington. “Tre’s a solid young man. A guy we had some hopes for. But unfortunately, he decided it was time to move on. So we want to wish him all the best.”

Walker signed with Washington as an undrafted player out of Idaho. He recorded 105 total tackles in 11 games in his final collegiate season.

The Commanders also had Antonio Gandy-Golden retire last week. He was transitioning from receiver to tight end.

While a pair of players retiring in training camp is unusual, Rivera said it’s not unheard of.

“Oh yeah, it happens,” Rivera said. “It really does happen.”

4 responses to “Ron Rivera: Tre Walker is retiring

  1. To be honest, if someone knowingly feels like they’re just a “camp body” why not retire? Imagine being a camp body, tearing an Achilles or ACL, then getting cut. That in itself would be utterly traumatizing & demoralizing.

  2. When he said “It really does happen “, it sounds like he’s trying to sell it, like he knows it isn’t true.

  3. It’s telling that Anthony Barr was looking for a new team. There is no team with a bigger linebacker need than Washington and he was ONLY considering Denver or Dallas! I’m sure the rookie heard that and thought “if a vet doesn’t even want to be here, what am I doing?!”

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