FRIDAY, 1:12pm: Walton’s deal is a two-year, $5MM contract with $3MM in guaranteed money, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (Twitter link). That’s not an insignificant commitment for a player who has had so much trouble staying on the field.
The Broncos released Walton, who once looked to have serious upside at the center position, in December. The severely broken ankle that he suffered in 2012 took him out of action without a real return date in sight, leaving Denver with no other options. The Redskins quickly picked him up, but he couldn’t get back on the gridiron for the 2013 season. Now, he’ll try and get healthy once again in New York.