On June 22, 2017 the Los Angeles Rams released defensive tackle Tyrunn Walker, who was under investigation amid sexual assault accusations in Lafayette, Louisiana. The team declined to say whether or not the investigation was the primary reason for cutting Walker (who was cleared of all charges earlier this month), but leaned more on the fact that he wasn’t going to see much playing time as a result of the Rams’ depth along their defensive front.
The state of the Rams’ defensive line has changed over the last 60 days, and the Rams announced that Walker will be rejoining the team. Walker began his NFL career by signing with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He spent the 2015-2016 seasons with the Detroit Lions before landing in Los Angeles this past March.
The move makes sense, at least for now. With Aaron Donald holding out, the Rams are no longer a team that can turn down depth along their defensive line. Whether or not he sticks - or if the Rams and Aaron Donald can come to terms - remains to be seen.
In conjunction with signing Walker, the Rams made another roster move on Wednesday, waiving DT A.J. Jefferson.