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Raiders place LB Kyler Fackrell on IR, sign RB Austin Walter

Aug 22, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo (10) throws the ball under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Kyler Fackrell (52) in the first quarter at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Las Vegas Raiders placed veteran linebacker Kyler Fackrell on injured reserve on Friday.

The Raiders didn’t reveal what type of injury Fackrell suffered. Regardless, he won’t be eligible to play for the Raiders this season because he was placed on injured reserve prior to the first round of preseason cuts.

Las Vegas signed Fackrell as a free agent in March. He played 13 games (one start) for the Los Angeles Chargers last season and had 17 tackles and three sacks.

Fackrell, 30, has 162 tackles, 23.5 sacks and one interception in 86 career games (19 starts) with the Green Bay Packers (2016-19), New York Giants (2020) and Chargers. He recorded a career-best 10.5 sacks in 2017.

Las Vegas used the roster opening to sign running back Austin Walter.

Walter, 25, played in four games for the New York Jets last season and rushed for 101 yards and one touchdown on 26 carries. He also caught two passes for nine yards.

In nine NFL games with the New York Giants (2019), San Francisco 49ers (2020) and Jets, Austin has 104 yards and one score on 27 carries and three receptions for 36 yards. He played college football at Rice.

–Field Level Media