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Changes continue in Ottawa: Chevon Walker released

After losing his grip on the starting running back job in Ottawa, Chevon Walker has now been let go by the RedBlacks.

Walker broke out in 2012 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, scoring eight touchdowns and gaining over 1,400 all-purpose yards. His time with Ottawa has been mediocre at best, though: A 4.5 yards per carry average in 2014 and a 3.7 ypc this year meant the RedBlacks could no longer justify the salary.

With his breakaway speed, “Chevy” Walker is *dangerous* when he gets into space but he just isn’t a between-the-tackles runner. He’ll definitely be an asset to another team if they can figure out how to use him like the Tiger-Cats did three years ago.

For now, Jeremiah Johnson looks to be the starter in the nation’s capital. He took over last week against Toronto and scored himself two touchdowns, showing that he deserves a shot and he’ll look to repeat that performance this Sunday against the winless Riders.

– written by Travis Currah