Fins sign Walton; RB arrested 3 times this year

Why fullback Chandler Cox is the perfect 2019 Miami Dolphin	
				John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

The Bengals waived Walton on April 6 after his third arrest of 2019.

That release came a couple of days after Walton surrendered to police to face felony charges of carrying a concealed weapon, marijuana possession and reckless driving stemming from a March 12 incident in the Miami area. He has yet to publicly address the charges.

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores, who offered a tryout to Walton over the weekend, said the embattled running back deserved a second chance.

Walton was one of three tryout players awarded a contract Sunday. 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 think he's done a good job really in the one day that he's been here.

"There's a lot of things that's happened this offseason but right now my focus is on the task and right now that's the Miami Dolphins and that's all I can talk about", Walton said. I'm trying to leave a lasting mark on them. "So we'll see how it goes".

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. "That's kind of my stance". It stands to reason even if he does make it onto Miami's final roster this year he will be subject to a suspension.

The Miami Dolphins have added some depth to their running back room.

When speaking with reporters Saturday, Walton declined to comment on his legal situation, but he did show gratitude for the Dolphins giving him this opportunity.

"He's a talented player", Flores said of Walton.

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