According to the Houston Texans’ official website, Darius Walker was released Monday a week before training camps around the the NFL are set to open.
Walker originally was set to sign with the Bears after not being selected in April’s draft, but ended up signing with the Texans who also brought in free agent running back Ahman Green this off-season to compete with Domanick Davis who missed all of 2006 due to injury.
Monday’s news is just another set back for the former Notre Dame running back who left Notre Dame after his junior year to pursue an NFL career. Unfortunately for Walker, things haven’t gone too well for him. Had he come back to Notre Dame for his senior season, he would have challenged for the all time rushing record currently held by Autry Denson.
Walker will have a week to shop around and find a team before camps begin across the league next week.