|Ht / Wt:||6'4" / 251 lb.|
|Born:||August 12, 1995|
|Drafted:||2015 / Rd. 3 (68)|
Walford (not injury related) won't travel with the team for Sunday's game against the Patriots, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: It's unclear what's holding Walford back, but Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reported that it's not discipline-related. Walford was mainly deployed in a run-blocking role anyway, as he only caught four passes for 57 yards over seven games this year.
Walford (coach's decision) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Analysis: Walford has suited up in the past three games for the Dolphins, logging just 23 total snaps, and making one catch for eight yards. In his stead, tight end duties will be handled by Mike Gesicki, Durham Smythe and Chandler Cox.
The Dolphins released Walford (leg) with an injury settlement Tuesday, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Walford appears to be nursing an undisclosed right leg injury and is sporting a walking boot. The fourth-year pro was an odd man out in Miami's crowded tight end room, and will look for an opportunity elsewhere in the league when back to full health.
Walford (undisclosed) brought in both of his targets for 34 yards in Thursday's preseason contest against the Falcons.
Analysis: Walford appears to have fully recovered from the undisclosed injury that kept him from practicing recently, and performed when called upon in Miami's preseason opener. The fourth-year tight end could see some work as a pass catcher in 2019, but is unlikely to operate in anything more than a depth capacity.
Walford (undisclosed) did not practice Wednesday, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: The specifics of Walford's injury remain undisclosed, but it reportedly isn't considered to be serious. The 2015 third-round pick will resume competing for a depth role when he gets healthy.
Walford signed a contract with the Dolphins on Wednesday, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Analysis: Walford played two offensive snaps with the Jets last season, both of which came during a Week 17 contest against the Patriots. He'll spend the offseason working to distinguish himself in a crowded Dolphins' tight end room which includes Mike Gesicki, Nick O'Leary, Dwayne Allen and Durham Smythe.
Walford played two offensive snaps in 2018.
Analysis: Walford's only game of the season came in Week 17 versus the Patriots, in which he did not register an offensive statistic. The 27-year-old had a brief stint with the Colts during the regular season, but was not active for a single game with the team and was ultimately waived by Indianapolis. The fourth-year pro then signed with the Jets on Dec. 27. Walford previously led Gang Green with seven receptions and 92 yards during the preseason, and will now spend the offseason competing for a depth role behind Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett.
Walford signed a contract with the Jets on Thursday,
Analysis: Walford previously spent time with the Jets this offseason, when he led the team with seven receptions and 92 yards through all four preseason games. The fourth-year pro was waived by the Colts on Dec. 7 after having spent nine days with the team, and now rejoins New York's squad as a depth piece behind Chris Herndon and Jordan Leggett.
The Colts waived Walford on Friday.
Analysis: Walford was waived to make room for rookie wideout Daurice Fountain on the 53-man roster. The fourth-year tight end was signed by the Colts as a free agent Nov. 28, but was not active for a single game with the team. Walford will now be subjected to league waivers, and be free to search for a depth role if he goes unclaimed.
Walford signed with the Colts on Wednesday.
Analysis: The 2015 third-round pick resurfaces in Indianapolis after failing to make the Jets' 53-man roster out of training camp. The Colts just lost Jack Doyle to a season-ending kidney injury, and each of their other four tight ends shows up on the Week 13 injury report. Regardless, it's difficult to imagine a scenario in which Walford becomes a significant part of the passing game.
Walford turned three targets into two catches for 25 yards in Thursday's 15-13 preseason loss to the Redskins.
Analysis: While Walford hasn't exactly turned heads, he's provided a steady presence at the tight end position. He led all Jets tight ends in receiving yards here and was third on the team overall. Jordan Leggett and Chris Herndon were viewed as New York's two most exciting tight end options, but neither has a catch yet this preseason.
Walford opened the preseason by hauling in both of his targets for 27 yards in Friday's 17-0 win over Atlanta.
Analysis: Walford didn't get many chances to shine, but he was effective when called upon. The former Raider remains in the mix in New York's wide open tight end competition, though his plausible range of outcomes includes everything from a major role to not making the roster at all.
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