FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they signed first-year DL Casey Walker off the Carolina Panthers practice squad. In addition, the Patriots placed DL Sealver Siliga on injured reserve with a designation to return.
Walker, 24, originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Carolina out of Oklahoma on April 30, 2013. The 6-foot-1, 340-pounder appeared in 33 games with 22 starts at Oklahoma and compiled 49 tackles, one sack, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two passes defensed. Walker spent part of the 2013 season on the Carolina practice squad and went to training camp with Carolina this past summer. He was released on Aug. 30 and signed to the Carolina practice squad on Aug. 31.
Siliga suffered a foot injury in the first half against Oakland last Sunday. He played in the first three games with two starts and registered eight total tackles.