Lions safety Tracy Walker has apparently been cleared for training camp

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As has been pretty much expected, Tracy Walker's latest social media post suggests he will indeed be good to go when Lions training camp starts.

The Detroit Lions' leading tackler in 2021 (with 108), safety Tracy Walker was named a team captain last year and he stepped into a natural leadership role. Then his season ended with an Achilles injury in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings.

All offseason, Walker has been posting promising updates on his recovery. He had a very early stated goal to be ready for OTAs, as in within weeks of his injury, and while he was a limited participant he was indeed on the field a bit for OTAs.

Being ready to go without restrictions in time for training camp has almost felt like a foregone conclusion for Walker. That has certainly been his expectation. And by all accounts, even the positive ones by Walker when he surely wouldn't post anything negative, he has had no setbacks in his recovery.

Tracy Walker has apparently been cleared for Lions training camp

Walker posted on Instagram Tuesday night, with the headline "Im cleared." So his doctor has apparently cleared him for training camp, as had been tentatively expected.

Of course Walker's doctor clearing him is different than Lions' team doctors getting a fresh look at him and fully clearing him to participate in training camp. But being cleared, by any doctor, is obviously a huge deal. News of Lions' doctors clearing him is the logical next step, and that may come fairly soon.

The Lions secondary is expected to perform better this season after some notable offseason additions to foster notable improvement in what was a pretty bad pass defense last year. With Walker moving quickly toward being fully ready to go, and thus re-asserting his presence on and off the field, the unit can only be that much better.

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