Erik Walden is coming from an interesting situation. He has essentially been a journeyman for his entire career. From the Chiefs to the Dolphins to the Packers he bounced around a bit in his first four NFL seasons.
However, in 2013, he caught on with the Indianapolis Colts. Over his first three seasons, he compiled 12 sacks. From there, an 11 sack season in 2016. Not many believed in it, and he signed a one-year deal with the Titans off of it.
Walden came right back down to earth and saw four sacks on his lowest snap count total since signing with the Colts.
So, despite 15 sacks over the past two seasons, the 32-year-old remains a free agent. When watching his tape, it is pretty understandable. He does not have a variety of skilled pass rush moves. However, in Tennessee, he showed some fire ripping through a double team for a sack.
And while his 11 sack season was arguably one of the flukier occurrences on tape, he did put on some impressive displays in the 2016 season. It was highlighted by this spin move leading to a sack.
Walden still has some football in him. While they would not be expecting a lot, getting four sacks in a rotational role is a doable goal for Walden. If not Barwin, he could be an option to look at.