METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Saints are bringing again a well-recognized face to assist fill their void at defensive sort out.

They’re signing veteran Tyrunn Walker, a supply confirmed, after starter Sheldon Rankins suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday. The NFL Community was first to report the information.

  • An MRI confirmed a torn Achilles for Saints defensive sort out Sheldon Rankins, knocking him out for the remainder of the postseason, a supply informed ESPN.

Walker, 28, is a Louisiana native who started his profession as an undrafted rookie with the Saints in New Orleans from 2012-2014 earlier than transferring on to the Detroit Lions for two years and the Los Angeles Rams final season.

The 6-foot-Three, 310-pounder has appeared in 60 profession video games, together with the playoffs, with a complete of 17 begins, four.5 sacks and two compelled fumbles.

Walker hasn’t been with a group since he was launched by the Buffalo Payments following this previous preseason. So it is unclear if he shall be ready to contribute straight away in opposition to one other considered one of his former groups in Sunday’s NFC Championship Recreation.

The Saints, who had the NFL’s No. 2 run protection within the common season, can even be relying on backup tackles David Onyemata and Taylor Stallworth to play larger roles in opposition to a Rams group that went off for 273 speeding yards in Saturday’s 30-22 divisional-round playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys.

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