Devan Walker — the former Southeastern Louisiana standout who had joined the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free-agent last year but was then hurt — will try out for the Saints at their rookie minicamp this weekend, according to an NFL source.
From 2009 to 2012, the 6-3, 240-pound Walker amassed 37.5 takedowns behind the line of scrimmage (No. 2 in school history) and 15 quarterback sacks (third all-time) as a linebacker for Southeastern. He had seven sacks in 2012 — the second-most in a single season for the program — despite only appearing in 9 1/2 games because of a shoulder issue.
Walker was then at training camp with the Chargers until he tore his meniscus ahead of the first preseason game. The team waived him with an injury settlement.
In high school, Walker attended Catholic High in Baton Rouge. He earned all-state, all-metro and all-district honors as a defensive end.
Reports are that Walker will be attending the Saints’ minicamp with at least one more ex-Southeastern player trying out: defensive end Cqulin Hubert. The 6-1, 250-pound Hubert was the first at the school to be named defensive player of the year in the Southland Conference.
Walker also has a tryout scheduled with the Kansas City Chiefs for the weekend of May 23.