Originally Posted by perrykemp
Truthfully, Walden is just an average (at best) 3-4 strong side OLB -- nothing more and he bounced around quite a bit before he caught on with the Packers.
You can't rue losing Walden.
Having said that, there is nothing wrong with having "OK" guys like Walden on a team at $725k as opposed to filling every spot with a $8-10m/year guy.
He is an almost identical player to Victor Butler for right at the same cost.
Both guys about 6'2" and 250 pounds. Both guys averaging about 3 sacks per season when granted consistent playing time.
Neither guy is someone you start by choice. But both are solid options when injuries hit.