Bears sign former Rush, Illini DE Walker.
Tribune report 4:24 p.m. CDT, August 7, 2012
The Chicago Bears brought another defensive end into training camp in Bourbonnais on Tuesday, signing Derek Walker to a one-year contract.
The 6-foot-4, 270-pound Walker played for Illinois and signed with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He spent part of the 2012 season with the Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League.
The Bears cleared a roster spot for Walker by waiving undrafted rookie free agent tackle Tyler Hendrickson.
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