Jets Claim RB Austin Walter Off Waivers From 49ers

According to Field Yates, the Jets have claimed former 49ers RB Austin Walter off waivers. 

The Jets confirmed the move and announced they have waived RB Pete Guerriero to make space. 

Walter rejoins Jets OC Mike LaFleur, who coached him in San Francisco last year. 

Walter, 24, signed on with the 49ers as an undrafted free agent out of Rice back in 2019 but was waived coming out of the preseason and signed on with the Giants’ practice squad. new York promoted him to their active roster but cut him soon after in October of 2019.

He returned to the 49ers’ taxi squad in September of last year and was promoted in November. He recently re-signed to a one-year, $780,000 deal back in February. 

In 2020, Walter appeared in four games and recorded one rushing attempt for three yards, to go along with one reception for 27 yards and no touchdowns. He also finished with 93 yards as a kickoff return specialist.  

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