<
>

Packers sign CB Walker to one-year deal

MILWAUKEE -- The Green Bay Packers signed free agent
cornerback Frank Walker to a one-year deal that could be worth
nearly $1.5 million with incentives, agent Harold Lewis said
Tuesday.

Lewis said Walker, who spent the past four seasons with the New
York Giants, will compete for the Packers' nickel cornerback job
next season.

Green Bay's Al Harris and Charles Woodson are one of the NFL's
best starting cornerback tandems, but the Packers struggled to find
a consistent third cornerback last season.

Lewis said Walker might have been the Giants' best coverage
cornerback last season, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin believed
Walker was too aggressive.

"He's tough," Lewis said. "Sometimes, a little too tough."

In November, Walker delivered a big hit on Tennessee Titans
cornerback Vince Young on a fourth-down play but was called for a
personal foul to extend the drive. The Titans went on to score a
touchdown on the drive and won the game; Coughlin called the play
"stupid."