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Seahawks claim DE/LB D’Andre Walker, waive CB Linden Stephens

NFL: DEC 15 Dolphins at Giants Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

When the waiver wire processed on Sunday morning following cut down day on Saturday, the Seahawks had made just the one claim. Former Titans EDGE D’Andre Walker was claimed by Seattle, putting their roster size at 54. On Sunday afternoon, the corresponding move had gone through as cornerback Linden Stephens was waived.

Walker, drafted in the fifth-round by Tennessee in 2019, missed his entire rookie season with an injury. Waived by the Titans as a part of their cuts on Saturday, the Seahawks were able to make the addition despite Tennessee's hopes of bringing him back on their practice squad. In Seattle, Walker could fit in as Bruce Irvin’s backup at SAM linebacker.

Stephens could be an addition to the Seahawks’ practice squad if he is able to make it through waivers himself. A member of Seattle’s practice squad in 2019, the Dolphins poached him mid-season before he returned to the Seahawks in April. During training camp, Stephens saw snaps at outside corner and at nickel, so his versatility would be welcomed if he is able to make it back onto Seattle’s practice squad.