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Former Penn State Offensive Lineman Rasheed Walker Makes Green Bay’s Final 53-Man Roster

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Former Penn State offensive lineman Rasheed Walker has made the initial 53-man roster for the Green Bay Packers.

Walker was selected by the Packers with the No 249 pick in the seventh round in this past April’s draft. The 6-foot-6, 324-pound tackle was a three-year starter at Penn State and made third-team All-Big Ten in both the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Walker’s draft stock took a drastic fall after he suffered an undisclosed injury that prevented him to work out at the scouting combine and at Penn State’s pro day.

Walker came in healthy just in time for training camp and impressed coaches, after a minor setback from a foot injury earlier in camp.

In the Packers preseason finale against the Kansas City Chiefs, Walker played 49 snaps at right tackle, and in 35 pass-blocking reps, did not allow a single pressure and made a key block on an 11-yard run by Patrick Taylor.

Injuries to starting tackles David Bakhtiari and Elgton Jenkins left the Packers uncertain about their availability early in the season. Walker took advantage of his opportunity to turn himself from a sure candidate to get cut to a player that may receive reps early in the season.

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