Broncos, LB Reggie Walker Agree to Contract


The Denver Broncos announced they have reached a one-year contract agreement with former San Diego Chargers linebacker and special teamer Reggie Walker.

The Broncos added the former Kansas State product to be a backup and likely special teams candidate moving forward, but the details of his contract aren’t known, so he’ll have to prove he can make the roster first and foremost.

With guys like Brandon Marshall, Danny Trevathan, Lamin Barrow, Corey Nelson, and Todd Davis returning this offseason, there will be stiff competition at inside linebacker.

Walker has not graded well, per Pro Football Focus, but as we often stress, that’s not the last word on anything. Advanced metrics only tell you so much, but it is a bit eye opening to see a guy who is considered a special teams upgrade to be graded negatively in that area.

The six-foot, 238 pound linebacker has played the last two seasons with Denver’s bitter rival in San Diego, but started his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals. He has played in 75 games and made 98 tackles in that time after being undrafted in 2009, the year the Broncos hired Josh McDaniels as their head coach.

After four years with the Cardinals, Walker was released and was immediately picked up in San Diego, where he reunited with his former special teams coach Kevin Spencer. San Diego kept him around for two seasons, and released him on March 6th.

The addition of Walker does not count against the Broncos’ 2016 compensatory draft selection formula since he was released by another team and not an unrestricted free agent.

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