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Walt Powell
Wide receiver / return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 28)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Career information
College: Murray State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Arizona Cardinals ( 2014)*
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions     14
Receiving yards     142
Return yards     374
Total touchdowns     0

Walter Lee Powell[1] (born November 23, 1991) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Murray State.

College careerEdit

Powell finished 17th in the 2013 Walter Payton Award voting.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Arizona CardinalsEdit

Powell was drafted in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.[3] He was waived on August 31, 2014 during final roster cuts.[4]

New York JetsEdit

Powell was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2014.[5] In 4 games of his rookie season of 2014, Powell returned 8 kickoffs for 233 yards and 12 punts for 48 yards.

In the third preseason game against the interleague-rival New York Giants on August 29, 2015, Powell returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown.[6] Despite a quality performance in the preseason, the Jets released Powell on September 5, 2015 as part of the final roster cuts. However, the next day on September 6, the Jets signed Powell to their practice squad.[7]

Buffalo BillsEdit

Powell was signed by the Bills and assigned to the team's practice squad on October 6, 2015.[8]

Oakland RaidersEdit

On October 16, 2015, the Oakland Raiders signed Powell to their active roster off the Bills' practice squad.[9] On November 3, 2015, he was waived by the Raiders.[10]

Buffalo Bills (second stint)Edit

On November 6, 2015, Powell was re-signed to the Bills' practice squad.[11] He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2015.[12]

On November 29, 2016 Powell was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.[13]

Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.[14] After being reinstated from suspension on October 2, 2017, Powell was released by the Bills.[15]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On January 16, 2018, Powell was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' practice squad.[16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Murray Sate Profile". goracers.com. http://www.goracers.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=3361.
  2. http://www.sportsnetwork.com/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=sportsnetwork&page=cfoot2/misc/2013payton_votesXXX.htm
  3. Urban, Darren (May 21, 2014). "Cardinals Sign Three More Picks". http://www.azcardinals.com/news-and-events/article-2/Cardinals-Sign-Three-More-Picks/1ea9e57e-c170-4f3b-be19-dd01a0be910c. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  4. Urban, Darren (August 31, 2014). "Cards claim linebacker Keiser, cut Powell". http://blog.azcardinals.com/2014/08/31/cards-claim-linebacker-keiser-cut-powell/. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  5. Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Acquires WR Walter Powell on Waivers". http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-randylangeblogfb/Jets-Acquires-WR-Walter-Powell-on-Waivers/d6f727af-4c79-47a9-a720-227606b1313e. Retrieved September 1, 2014.
  6. Cimini, Rich. "Antonio Cromartie, Walt Powell deliver big plays in Jets' win". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york-jets/post/_/id/53610/antonio-cromartie-walt-powell-deliver-big-plays-in-jets-win. Retrieved August 29, 2015.
  7. Lange, Randy. "Jets add 8 players to pratic squad.". New York Jets official site. http://www.newyorkjets.com/news/article-9/Jets-Sign-8-Players-to-Practice-Squad/11e96d85-74e5-4a88-9a40-454b09c2f1d4. Retrieved September 6, 2015.
  8. "Bills Sign WR Walter Powell To Practice Squad, Cut OT Chris Martin". October 6, 2015. http://nfltraderumors.co/bills-sign-wr-walter-powell-to-practice-squad-cut-ot-chris-martin/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  9. "Raiders Signing WR Walter Powell Off Bills’ Practice Squad". October 16, 2015. http://nfltraderumors.co/raiders-signing-wr-walter-powell-off-bills-practice-squad/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  10. "Raiders Waive WR Walter Powell". November 3, 2015. http://nfltraderumors.co/raiders-waive-wr-walter-powell/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  11. "Bills Sign WR Walter Powell To Practice Squad, Cut OT Chris Martin". November 6, 2015. http://nfltraderumors.co/bills-sign-wr-walter-powell-to-practice-squad-cut-ot-chris-martin/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  12. "Bills Promoting WR Walter Powell To Active Roster". December 22, 2015. http://nfltraderumors.co/bills-promoting-wr-walter-powell-to-active-roster/. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  13. Brown, Chris (November 29, 2016). "DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/DT-Bryant-WR-Powell-to-I-R-Bills-call-up-WR-Lewis-DT-Coleman/fc128bf5-1021-47c2-89e6-6b0921d23701.
  14. "NFL announces four-game suspension for Walter Powell". June 8, 2017. http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/NFL-announces-four-game-suspension-for-Walter-Powell/a7a6a42d-55ad-4aff-8572-bde3b75ba2ec.
  15. Brown, Chris (October 2, 2017). "Bills release WR Walt Powell". http://www.buffalobills.com/news/article-1/Bills-release-WR-Walt-Powell/96d49a71-859e-4dc9-8ede-4b3b1f0dbf38.
  16. "Jaguars Sign WR Walt Powell To Practice Squad". January 16, 2018. http://nfltraderumors.co/jaguars-sign-wr-walt-powell-practice-squad/.

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