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Tue, 23 Jan 2007 12:02:18 -0800
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports New England Patriots P Ken Walter is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Tue, 19 Dec 2006 22:24:41 -0800
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots P Ken Walter (knee) has been placed on Injured Reserve, ending his 2006 season.
Wed, 22 Nov 2006 14:24:52 -0800
Mike Reiss, of the Boston Globe, reports the New England Patriots have signed P Ken Walter. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.
Mon, 14 Mar 2005 10:13:23 -0800
Mike Sando, of the Tacoma News Tribune, reports the Seattle Seahawks are not expected to re-sign P Ken Walter, who is currently an unrestricted free agent.
Thu, 13 Jan 2005 23:37:56 -0800
Seattle Seahawks P Ken Walter is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March, reports Seahawks.com.
Wed, 24 Nov 2004 09:30:35 -0800
Paul Sheehy, of ProStar Sports Agency, has confirmed to KFFL that the Seattle Seahawks have signed free agent P Ken Walter (Patriots). Terms of the deal were not available.
Tue, 25 May 2004 08:18:49 -0700
AZCardinals.com reports the Arizona Cardinals brought in free agent P Ken Walter (Patriots) for a workout Monday, May 24.
Fri, 12 Dec 2003 09:19:44 -0800
The New Bedford Standard-Times' Dan Pires reports the New England Patriots re-signed P Ken Walter.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 18:45:49 -0800
Updating previous reports, Paul Perillo, of Patriots.com, reports New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been auditioning potential replacements for recently released P Ken Walter for several weeks now. Among those reported to have auditioned in the past weeks were former Ohio State P Brent Bartholomew, as well as Ps Steve Cheek of Humboldt State, Craig Jarrett and Filip Filipovic. Belichick was apparently unimpressed with each of their workouts and decided to stick with Walter until he was eventually cut Tuesday, Dec. 2.
Tue, 02 Dec 2003 13:40:05 -0800
The New Bedford Standard-Times' Dan Pires reports the New England Patriots released P Ken Walter.
Thu, 21 Aug 2003 10:24:27 -0700
Michael Felger, of the Boston Herald, reports with the release of P Dan Pope, New England Patriots P Ken Walter has won the punting battle.
Thu, 18 Apr 2002 06:13:51 -0700
Updating previous reports from February 13, New England Patriots' P Ken Walter's new five-year deal with the team will pay him base salaries as follows: $700,000 (2002), $725,000 (2003), $800,000 (2004), $900,000 (2005) and $1 million (2006).
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 13:10:59 -0800
Updating our earlier report, ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports New England Patriots P Ken Walter's five-year contract extension with the team will be worth about $6 million.
Wed, 13 Feb 2002 12:42:07 -0800
Paul Sheehy, of Pro Star, has confirmed to KFFL that P Ken Walter has agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots. His average pay will rank in the top-seven in the league at his position. According to Sheehy, they were willing to go the extra yard to stick with the Patriots because of the "family-first" approach the team took when Walter's wife was pregnant during the team's Super Bowl run. ``That went a long way. Bill Bellichick and Scott Pioli were incredibly accomodating to them both," Sheehy said.
Wed, 30 Jan 2002 21:00:35 -0800
The Associated Press reports New England Patriots OT Matt Light (ankle) practiced Wednesday and showed no ill effects from his injury. P Ken Walter (wife had baby) also returned to practice Wednesday. Light was the only player on the Patriots' injury report other than QB Tom Brady (ankle). As previously reported, Brady was named the starter for the Super Bowl by coach Bill Belichick.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 21:30:13 -0700
Updating an earlier story, John Clayton of ESPN reports the contract signed by P Ken Walter with the New England Patriots was a one-year, $418,000 contract that will be pro-rated for the rest of the season.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 17:15:07 -0700
The Providence Journal reports the New England Patriots need to find a new holder for PK Adam Vinatieri now that Lee Johnson has been released. The ideal option would be newly signed P Ken Walter. QBs Tom Brady and Damon Huard have also held for kickers in the past and could be candidates.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 13:31:16 -0700
Patriots.com reports the team has released LB Rob Holmberg. He was released to clear a roster spot for P Ken Walter, signed earlier today.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 09:52:50 -0700
Agent Paul Sheehy, of Pro Star, has informed KFFL that the New England Patriots have signed his client punter, Ken Walter. Walter is 5th among active NFL punters in career net punting average (36.6), 8th in career inside-the-20 percent (29.55%) and 1st in lowest career touchback percentage (4.12%). He's hit a whopping 86 punts inside the 20 during his four NFL seasons.
Tue, 16 Oct 2001 22:52:30 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN in addition to signing rookie free agent P Dan Hadenfieldt to the practice squad, the New England Patriots also had veteran P Ken Walter stay overnight Tuesday in case Hadenfieldt doesn't look great in early practices. The team checked out at P Daniel Pope, but sent him home. They had P Chad Stanley drive to the airport to make a flight to their facility but called him before the flight to cancel. The team is seeking a replacement for the released Lee Johnson.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 19:18:26 -0700
Rich Cimini reports for the NY Daily News the New York Jets may indeed be looking to add another punter before next Monday's game. Current P Tom Tupa had a bad game last Sunday. According to sources, the punters the Jets are focusing on are Daniel Pope, Chad Stanley and Ken Walter. Pope, who punted last season for the Bengals, worked out Tuesday for the Jets. Stanley and Walter, formerly of the 49ers and Panthers, respectively will audition today for the team. Tommy Parks, who punted week one for the Jets, is not being considered. GM Terry Bradway indicated Tuesday that "there's a chance we might" sign a punter by the end of the week.
Tue, 24 Apr 2001 19:07:48 -0700
Panthers.com reports the Carolina Panthers have signed free agent P Todd Sauerbrun and released veteran Ken Walter.
Mon, 23 Apr 2001 00:11:10 -0700
John Clayton reports for ESPN.com after failing to add a punter through either free agency or the draft, the Carolina Panthers have asked P Ken Walter to report to their mini-camp next weekend. Walter earlier had asked to be traded or released.
Fri, 30 Mar 2001 01:50:48 -0800
The Charlotte Observer reports agent Paul Sheehy has asked the Carolina Panthers to trade or release his client, P Ken Walter. Sheehy said Carolina's attempt to sign free agent P Kyle Richardson has made it clear Walter isn't in the team's future plans. If the Panthers release Walter, they would clear slightly more than $400,000 in salary cap space. At this point the team has had no comment. WR Isaac Byrd, who agreed to terms on Thursday, could be a candidate as a return man on special teams next season. The Panthers don't have a punt returner and kickoff returner Michael Bates is testing the free agent market.
Sat, 24 Mar 2001 01:58:00 -0800
The Gaston Gazette reports the Carolina Panthers are expected to continue to pursue free agent OLB Jamie Sharper (Ravens), who visited the team on Thursday. To date the Panthers have not yet made a contract offer to Sharper. If the Baltimore Ravens don't match the Panthers offer sheet to P Kyle Richardson and he ends up with the Panthers, it would signal the departure of current P Ken Walter.
Mon, 24 May 1999 17:30:00 -0700
ESPN reports the Carolina Panthers have P Ken Walter to a one-year deal.
Sun, 02 May 1999 23:40:00 -0700
The Charlotte Observer reports Carolina Panthers P Ken Walter missed practice on Saturday because he was getting married.
Sun, 02 May 1999 23:40:00 -0700
The Charlotte Observer Carolina Panthers PK John Kasay missed practice Saturday because he was at P Ken Waltersí wedding.