Walton played sparingly as a rookie previous year, but has made news this offseason with three arrests that led the Bengals to release him. He was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge in January, a misdemeanor battery charge in February, and in April on possession of marijuana, reckless driving and felony concealed weapons charges from an alleged incident in March. He has yet to publicly address the charges.
The team announced Sunday that three players have been signed, including Walton. We wanted to definitely take a look at him, see if he was a fit for us, you know, on the field, off the field. "I believe that. I think that's the case".
Flores said he anticipates the Dolphins keeping five or six backs on their final 53-man roster. "I'm trying to leave a lasting mark on them", Walton told reporters, per the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Fast forward to May and now he is getting a second chance in the National Football League after the Miami Dolphins signed him to a deal. "So we'll see how it goes". "It was discussed. Obviously [general manager] Chris [Grier], myself, [vice president] Brandon [Shore], our staff". But again, it's a tryout.
"I don't want to judge people based on one incident (or) two incidents", Flores said. "That's kind of my stance". He should have a good chance to get to training camp with them or someone else.
He was released by the Bengals two days after his third arrest, with Bengals coach Zac Taylor saying the team needed to more forward without him.
"He's here on a tryout", Flores said. Showing his leadership skills and being a model citizen from now on is the only way for him to have an NFL Career.