On Sunday, the Atlanta Falcons made one of the more surprising cuts of the year.
When the Falcons signed former USFL Defensive Player of the Year Frank Ginda officially on Sunday, everybody knew a player was going to get cut. The question was who.
The Atlanta Falcons made a surprise move by releasing linebacker Mykal Walker, NFL Network’s Tom Peliserro first reported. The 25-year-old started 12 games for the Falcons last season.
Walker started and had four tackles in the Falcons’ 19-3 preseason win at Miami on Friday night.
Walker posted a thank you to the Falcons on social media for his three years with the team.
“Allowed me to achieve my dreams, I’ve met brothers for life, and brought my son into this world. My journey is far from over-excited for what comes next!” Walker wrote.
Walker appeared in 49 total games for the Falcons since being drafted in the fourth round back in 2020. Walker finished the 2022 season with 107 combined tackles, six passes defended, two interceptions, and one sack.
Over his three seasons in Atlanta, Walker has racked up 187 total tackles and three interceptions.
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