The Ravens Insider reported two former Baltimore Ravens tried out with the Houston Texans last week at the team’s minicamps. The first, Frank Walker, is a physical cornerback out of Tuskegee who was drafted by the New York Giants, spent time with the Green Bay Packers, and spent the last two seasons with the Ravens. Last September, Ravens HC John Harbaugh told the press that Frank Walker is a “heck of a football player.”
“Frank, contrary to what some people might think, is a heck of a football player,” Harbaugh said before last season. “He’s a solid cover corner, he’s a good tackler, and he’s got a chance to be a good special teams player – and he can run. If you go back to that championship game tape, you’re going to see a guy starting in the AFC Championship game against a really good offense, and [he] played well. Like anybody else, he has his ups and downs. I think he’s working out some of his weaknesses, both physically and emotionally, but we have a lot of confidence in Frank, and we’re proud that he’s a Raven.”
The Texans have yet to make a move for Walker. The second former Raven was a practice squad defensive end, William VanDeSteeg. VanDeSteeg played college ball in Minnesota before going undrafted in 2009 and making the Ravens’ practice squad. VanDeSteeg signed with the UFL Hartford Colonials last Tuesday.