A familiar face is coming back to Titletown.
On Wednesday, Green Bay Packers general manager and director of football operations Ted Thompson announced that the green and gold, whose receiving corps have been decimated by injuries this season, signed rookie wide receiver Tyrone Walker to the team’s practice squad.
Walker, an undrafted free agent out of Illinois State, originally joined the Packers in May and was a member of the club during the preseason. The 5’10”, 191-pound Walker, ultimately, was released by Green Bay on Sept. 1, leading to his signing with the Seattle Seahawks to join their practice squad four days later, where he lasted for one game.
The Redbirds’ all-time leader in receptions (250), receiving yards (3,565) and touchdown receptions (32), Walker ran a 4.59 in the 40-yard dash and boasted a vertical jump of 39 inches at his pro day in March.
“Tyrone reminds me of Antonio Chatman,” said Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in an interview with ESPNMilwaukee earlier this year, “who not many people know I actually played with. But Deuce had very similar size and agility but he was a good route runner, very good in and out of his breaks. And I see that with Walker. I think he has good hands, he’s a good route runner and I think he has a chance to be a good player in this league.”