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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
2-1-0 8-3-0
2-1-0 6-6-0
2-2-0 5-6-0
1-3-0 4-8-0

2023 Defensive

Total Tackles
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Forced Fumbles
Regular Season 50 0 0 1 1.0

Top Tracy Walker News

  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Has first sack of 2023 in win

    Walker registered six tackles (three solo) including a sack in Monday's 26-14 win over the Raiders.

    Walker's sack came on the Raiders' final drive in the fourth quarter on a third-down play that ultimately led to a turnover on downs. It was his first sack since Week 1 of the 2022 season, and his 35 tackles on the year is second on the team behind Alex Anzalone's 57.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Seven tackles in blowout loss

    Walker had seven tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 38-6 loss to the Ravens.

    The seven tackles Sunday were a season-high for Walker, who has played in at least 93 percent of defensive snaps since Week 3. He lost the starting safety job due to the emergence of Brian Branch but retook that mantle after C.J. Gardner-Johnson landed on IR after Week 2. Walker and the Lions will look to get back on track in Week 8 against the Raiders at home.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Starting Sunday

    Walker will start Sunday against the Falcons, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    The sixth-year pro is getting the nod with starting safeties Kerby Joseph (hip) and C.J. Gardner-Johnson (pectoral) out with injuries. Walker started 37 games for Detroit between 2019 and 2022 but lost his starting spot in training camp when Brian Branch emerged as the nickel cornerback and Gardner-Johnson moved to safety. The 2018 third-round pick recorded more than 100 tackles in each of the two seasons, 2019 and 2021, in which he started at least 12 games.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Starting job in jeopardy

    Walker appears to have lost his starting job after Brian Branch's recent promotion to the first-team defense, Kyle Meinke of reports.

    Walker has drawn relatively good reports out of training camp given that he is coming off of a torn Achilles. However, Branch has forced his way into a starting job at nickel corner, which has pushed free-agent acquisition C.J. Gardner-Johnson to safety alongside Kerby Joseph. Seemingly the odd man out, Walker looks likely to finish well below the 800ish snaps he averaged from 2019 to 2021.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Returns to gridiron

    Walker (Achilles) worked with Detroit's first-team defense Saturday, Benjamin Raven of MLive reports.

    Walker suffered an Achilles injury that sidelined him from Week 4 of last year but has since had the offseason to move past the issue. The team captain started 15 games for the Lions in 2021, racking up 108 tackles, six pass breakups and one interception. Expect the veteran to start alongside second-year safety Kerby Joseph ahead of the coming season.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Partial participant at OTAs

    Walker (Achilles) was a partial participant during OTAs and expects full clearance for training camp, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Walker led the Lions with 108 tackles in 2021 but played in just three games last year before tearing his Achilles. Detroit's medical staff is being cautious with the 2018 third-round pick, but he sounds confident with how his rehab is going. If he's available to start 2023, Walker figures to start alongside C.J. Gardner-Johnson, though recent draft picks Kerby Joseph and Brian Branch could factor into the mix as well.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Moving well in personal workouts

    Walker (Achilles) recently posted videos on social media of himself aggressively going through an agility drill, Woodward Sports Network reports.

    Walker missed most of last season after injuring his Achilles in Week 3. While he appears on track for the start of OTAs on May 23, it is unclear how slowly the Lions coaching staff may bring him along. When healthy, Walker is expected to team with C.J. Gardner-Johnson to lead a safety group that also includes a pair of high draft picks from the past two years in Kerby Joseph and Brian Branch.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Eyeing return for OTAs

    Walker (Achilles) recently suggested via his personal Twitter account that he will be ready for the Lions' offseason training program this spring.

    After tearing his Achilles in late September, it would be an impressive feat for Walker to make it back for the start of offseason workouts. Even if the Lions' coaching staff has different plans for its standout safety, it at least seems that Walker could be available well before the start of the 2023 season opener.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Shifts to injured reserve

    The Lions placed Walker (Achilles) on injured reserve Tuesday.

    As expected, Walker lands on IR after tearing his Achilles during the team's Week 3 loss to the Vikings. He's expected to miss the remainder of the season, making Kerby Joseph a likely candidate for an increased role moving forward.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Suffers torn Achilles

    Walker is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's loss to the Vikings, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Walker went down in the first quarter of the contest with a lower leg injury, failing to return to the game. It has now been determined to have been a torn Achilles, bringing his season to an end after three games. Kerby Joseph appears to be the most likely candidate to take over the starting role at strong safety moving forward.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Potentially managing Achilles issue

    Walker sustained a potential Achilles injury during the Lions' 28-24 loss to the Vikings on Sunday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Walker was banged up in the first quarter of Sunday's matchup and was unable to return. The safety will be examined further to determine the extent of the issue, but coach Dan Campbell said after the game that the injury "doesn't look real good." If the 2018 third-rounder is forced to miss additional time, Ifeatu Melifonwu and Kerby Joseph are candidates to handle increased roles.

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  • Lions' Tracy Walker: Exits Sunday's game

    Walker (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Vikings with an apparent ankle injury.

    Walker was assisted to the locker room after going down with the injury in the first half. If he's unable to return, Kerby Joseph and JuJu Hughes are candidates to take on an expanded role at safety for Detroit.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 206 lbs
Birthplace: Brunswick, GA
Age: 28
School: Louisiana
Experience: 6