It makes sense - read an interview w/ Kirkman a year ago and he said this character was hands down one if his favorite in the entire series of comics. I thought Daryl took this characters place in the TV show but if these rumors are true, and I 100% believe them to be accurate, this is going to make many people happy!
Also did they ever find out who was spying on Carol? Maybe it could be this character.
I'm going to put what I found in an article in the spoilers regarding MrTouchdown's last spoiler.