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Mykal Walker

#2 LB,


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170 FPTS

RANK: 84





25 yrs


6'3'' / 230 lbs


Fresno State


Goes to Washington

RotoWire Logo Published: 2024-04-02

Walker signed a contract with the Commanders on Tuesday.

Walker suited up eight times for the Steelers in 2023, recording 33 tackles (21 solo) and two passes defended, including one interception. It was a reduced role from his 2022 campaign with the Falcons, which saw him cross the century mark in tackles. He'll likely be a depth option in Washington's linebacker corps next season.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

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Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

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Career Stats by Season: 2020 to 2022

2020 23 ATL 16 6 57 398th3801325180%10200010
2021 24 ATL 17 2 56 451th1921414075%41101001
2022 25 ATL 16 12 170 84th7665156483%62110010

Grabs first interception of year

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-08

Walker recorded three tackles (one solo) while intercepting a pass and deflecting another in Thursday's 21-18 loss to the Patriots.

Walker played a smaller role on Pittsburgh's defense in Week 14, but he was still able to pick off Bailey Zappe in the third quarter, snatching his first interception of the season. The linebacker has compiled 20 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection over four games since joining the Steelers on Nov. 18.

Steelers' leading tackler vs. Cards

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-12-04

Walker recorded 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 24-10 loss versus the Cardinals.

Sunday's game was the first in which Walker managed a double-digit tackle total since Week 8 of last season. He should continue to be heavily involved as long as Cole Holcomb (knee) and Kwon Alexander (Achilles) remain sidelined.

Joins active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-18

The Steelers elevated Walker to their active roster ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns.

The 26-year-old was added to Pittsburgh's active roster to ensure depth at inside linebacker, as the team has already lost Kwon Alexander (Achilles), Cole Holcomb (knee) and Chapelle Russell (undisclosed) to injuries thus far. Walker's last in-game action came with the Falcons in 2022, when he started 12 games and tallied 107 total tackles.

Let go by Chicago

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-29

The Bears waived Walker on Tuesday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Walker appeared in 16 games with the Falcons during the 2022 campaign but was waived by the team in mid-August. He landed with the Bears a day later but was unable to secure a spot on Chicago's 53-man roster. Given his role with Atlanta last season, it wouldn't be surprising to see him find an opportunity elsewhere.

Lands in the Windy City

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-14

Walker has been claimed by the Bears off waivers.

One day after getting waived by the Falcons, Walker has quickly found a new home. The 2020 fourth-round pick played in 16 games (12 starts) for Atlanta last season and accumulated 107 tackles (56 solo) in the process. He will now look to earn a role providing depth at middle linebacker behind Tremaine Edmunds.

Gets let go

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-08-13

Walker was cut by the Falcons on Sunday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Walker's exit comes as a surprise after he appeared in 16 games last season, starting 12, and recorded 107 tackles (56 solo). A fourth-round selection in the 2020 Draft, the Fresno State product will now have to work to find a new opportunity elsewhere.

Posts first 100-plus tackle season

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-01-13

Walker registered 107 tackles (56 solo), six pass defenses, two interceptions, one sack and one forced fumble across 16 appearances during the 2022 campaign.

Walker opened the season as a starter, posting 101 tackles, two interceptions and one sack across the first 12 games of the campaign. However, following Atlanta's Week 14 bye, he was replaced by rookie second-round pick Troy Andersen and saw just 39 defensive snaps over the final four games of the season. Overall, Walker's season totals look promising, but it appears he'll have an uphill battle for playing time during the final year of his rookie contract.

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