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Taken out by low block, Tyrunn Walker likes chop block ban

Tyrunn Walker's season ended early after breaking his left leg and dislocating his ankle during a game against the Seahawks. Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Tyrunn Walker's season was ended on a questionable block on his lower legs in Week 4 against the Seattle Seahawks. The Detroit Lions defensive tackle broke his left leg and dislocated his ankle.

He's been rehabbing since -- well enough for the Lions to sign him to a one-year deal last month. The news of the NFL's decision to ban all chop blocks in 2016 was met with much enthusiasm from the man who had his 2015 season ended by one questionable enough to be considered one.

The NFL approved elimination of all chop blocks during the NFL owners meetings on Tuesday.

Walker had nine tackles last season before the injury after coming over from New Orleans, where he played the first three seasons of his career. The Lions gave him a one-year incentive-laden deal that could be worth up to $2.2 million for 2016. He's expected to start and at worst be part of a defensive tackle rotation with Haloti Ngata, Stefan Charles and either Caraun Reid, Gabe Wright or a yet-to-be-drafted-or-signed player.