|Height 1.83 m|
Roster status: Active
Weight 85 kg
Position Wide receiver
Name Walt Powell
|Date of birth: (1991-11-23) November 23, 1991 (age 24)|
High school: St. Louis (MO) Hazelwood East
NFL draft: 2014 / Round: 6 / Pick: 196
Role American football wide receiver
College Murray State Racers football
Number 18 (New York Jets / Wide receiver)
Place of birth: St. Louis, Missouri
Parents Walter Davis, Tammy Davis
Buffalo Bills WRs Andre Holmes & Walt Powell (8/22/17)
Walter Lee Powell (born November 23, 1991) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Murray State.
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- College career
- Arizona Cardinals
- New York Jets
- Buffalo Bills
- Oakland Raiders
- Buffalo Bills second stint
He finished 17th in the 2013 Walter Payton Award Voting.
Powell was drafted in the sixth round (196th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 31, 2014 during final roster cuts.
New York Jets
Powell was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets on September 1, 2014. In 4 games of his rookie season of 2014, Powell returned 8 kickoffs for 233 yards and 12 punts for 48 yards.
In the third preseason game against the interleague-rival New York Giants on August 29, 2015, Powell returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown. Despite a quality performance in the preseason, the Jets released Powell on September 5, 2015 as part of the final roster cuts. However, the next day on September 6, the Jets signed Powell to their practice squad.
Powell was signed by the Bills and assigned to the team's practice squad on October 6, 2015.
On October 16, 2015, the Oakland Raiders signed Powell to their active roster off the Bills' practice squad. On November 3, 2015, he was waived by the Raiders.
Buffalo Bills (second stint)
On November 6, 2015, Powell was re-signed to the Bills' practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on December 22, 2015.
On November 29, 2016 Powell was placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury.
Powell was suspended for the first four games of the 2017 season for violating the NFL policy on performance enhancing substances.