Seahawks Claim OLB D'Andre Walker Off Waivers; Waive CB Linden Stephens

The Seahawks made one move a day after league-wide roster cuts, claiming outside linebacker D’Andre Walker off waivers from Tennessee.

Tennessee Titans outside linebacker D'Andre Walker plays during an NFL football training camp scrimmage in Nissan Stadium Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Looking to add to their pass-rush depth, the Seahawks claimed outside linebacker D'Andre Walker off waivers a day after he was part of Tennessee's roster cuts as teams around the NFL reduced rosters to 53 players.

Cornerback Linden Stephens was waived to make room on the 53-man roster.

Walker, a fifth-round pick out of Georgia in 2019, spent his rookie season on injured reserve, but was healthy in this year's camp and, according to reports from media that covers the team, had gotten some first-team reps in camp at outside linebacker.

In his final season at Georgia, Walker started 13 games and recorded 7.5 sacks, 11 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles and 45 total tackles. In his four-year college career, Walker recorded 13.5 sacks, 27.5 tackles for loss and five forced fumbles in 41 games.

None of the 19 players waived by Seattle were claimed Sunday, meaning most of that group could be back on the practice squad, including linebacker Shaquem Griffin, and 2020 seventh-round pick tight end Stephen Sullivan. League-wide, only 17 players waived Saturday were claimed, a far smaller total that most years, almost surely the result of there being no preseason games that give teams the chance to scout each other's players.

Stephens, who spent part of last season on Seattle's practice squad, finished last season with the Miami Dolphins, then was claimed by Seattle off waivers in April after he was waived by the Dolphins.

The Seahawks trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday in preparation for the start of the 2020 regular season. Here's a numerical look at the roster as it stands today.

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