The 49ers, who did not tender restricted free agent linebacker Elijah Lee last week, reportedly picked up a reserve linebacker and special-teams contributor on Monday.
Former Arizona Cardinals linebacker Joe Walker has agreed to a one-year contract with the 49ers, the NFL Network reported.
The #49ers are signing LB Joe Walker to a one-year deal, source said. Walker took a first-round pick’s job last year, started 11 games and had 65 tackles for the #Cardinals. Now, he stays in the NFC West.— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 23, 2020
Walker, 27, started 11 games with the Arizona Cardinals last season. He recorded 65 tackles and forced a fumble. Walker was an unrestricted free agent.
Walker entered the NFL in 2016 as a seventh-round pick of the Philadelphia Eagles out of Oregon. In 2018, the Cardinals signed him off the Eagles’ practice squad.
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The 49ers’ top three linebacker spots appear settled with Fred Warner, Kwon Alexander and Dre Greenlaw. Azeez Al-Shaair and Mark Nzeocha are also under contract.
Walker could take the roster spot of Lee, who appeared in 11 games, including the postseason, with one start.