Walt Powell

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Walt Powell
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver / return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 26)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 189 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: St. Louis (MO) Hazelwood East
College: Murray State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Receptions: 7
Receiving yards: 50
Receiving touchdowns: 0
Total return yards: 374
Player stats at NFL.com

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 career[edit]

He finished 17th in the 2013 Walter Payton Award Voting.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

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 Jets[edit]

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 Bills[edit]

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

Oakland Raiders[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Murray Sate Profile". goracers.com. 
  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". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  4. ^ Urban, Darren (August 31, 2014). "Cards claim linebacker Keiser, cut Powell". Blog.AZCardinals.com. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Acquires WR Walter Powell on Waivers". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ Cimini, Rich. "Antonio Cromartie, Walt Powell deliver big plays in Jets' win". ESPN.go.com. ESPN. Retrieved August 29, 2015. 
  7. ^ Lange, Randy. "Jets add 8 players to pratic squad". NewYorkJets.com. New York Jets official site. Retrieved September 6, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Bills Sign WR Walter Powell To Practice Squad, Cut OT Chris Martin". October 6, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Raiders Signing WR Walter Powell Off Bills' Practice Squad". October 16, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Raiders Waive WR Walter Powell". November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Bills Sign WR Walter Powell To Practice Squad, Cut OT Chris Martin". November 6, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bills Promoting WR Walter Powell To Active Roster". December 22, 2015. Retrieved November 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ Brown, Chris (November 29, 2016). "DT Bryant, WR Powell to I-R; Bills call up WR Lewis, DT Coleman". BuffaloBills.com. 
  14. ^ "NFL announces four-game suspension for Walter Powell". BuffaloBills.com. June 8, 2017. 
  15. ^ Brown, Chris (October 2, 2017). "Bills release WR Walt Powell". BuffaloBills.com. 

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