Former Eskimos receiver Derel Walker moving up Bucs depth chart

Former Eskimos receiver Derel Walker has garnered attention in Tampa Bay.

The 26-year-old put together two CFL all-star seasons, including finishing second in the league with 1,589 receiving yards in 2016. That production earned Walker a two-year contract with the Buccaneers, that includes $100,000 in guaranteed money.

It’s already looking like a smart investment by the Bucs.

After opening training camp on the third team, Walker has since earned a move up to the number two unit. He was a Texas A&M teammate of Bucs No. 1 receiver Mike Evans.

Walker has played in two pre-season games but has not recorded a catch. That said, he laid a devastating block against the Cincinnati Bengals.