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Rams agree to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker

Rams agree to terms with free-agent defensive lineman Tyrunn Walker
Tyrunn Walker (93) helps Lions teammate Kyle Van Noy sack Rams quarterback Case Keenum during a game last season. (Rick Osentoski / Associated Press)

The Rams continued to restock the defense Thursday, agreeing to terms with free-agent tackle Tyrunn Walker.

Walker, 27, is the third defensive player added to the roster, joining cornerback Kayvon Webster and linebacker Connor Barwin.

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Walker is expected to provide backup for tackles Aaron Donald and Michael Brockers. Dominique Easley also is on the roster.

The 6-foot-3, 294-pound Walker played the last two seasons for the Detroit Lions. In 2016, he started a career-high eight games and made 15 tackles.

Walker played his first three NFL seasons with the New Orleans Saints after signing as an undrafted free agent from Tulsa. He has 3 ½ sacks, none in the last two seasons.

The Rams are switching from the 4-3 scheme to a 3-4 under new defensive coordinator Wade Phillips.

At the outset of free agency, the Rams traded defensive end William Hayes and released end Eugene Sims. Tackle Cam Thomas is a free agent.

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