Vance Walker DL DEN 3 months ago

Malik Jackson bolted from Denver to Jacksonville, The Denver Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Jackson's payday leaves Walker as the most likely starter opposite Derek Wolfe on Denver's front. Walker registered 33 tackles and two sacks in a jack-of-all-trades role in 2015, but didn't join Denver's sack parade in the playoffs. More of a run stuffer than pass rusher, don't expect Walker to recreate Jackson's production should he manage to hold onto the starting job. More likely, Denver will use Kenny Anunike or an import in pass-rushing situations.

Vance Walker DL DEN 1 year ago

Walker agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Broncos on Thursday, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

Walker will bolster Denver's defensive line rotation, after providing 19 tackles and two sacks for the division-rival Chiefs last season. He may end up starting but won't be on the IDP radar.

Vance Walker DL DEN 1 year ago

Walker was released by the Chiefs on Friday, ESPN's Adam Teicher reports.

Released after just one season of a three-year contract, Walker recorded 19 tackles (14 solo) and two sacks over 16 games in 2014. He shouldn't have much trouble catching on elsewhere, but he's not a threat to establish IDP value.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Walker recorded a sack Sunday against the Titans.

Walker figures to serve as the replacement for Mike DeVito along the defensive line following his season-ending injury Sunday. Although he recorded a sack Sunday, it is unlikely he will contribute enough to warrant a pickup in IDP leagues.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Chiefs signed DL Vance Walker to a three-year, $13 million contract.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Updating a previous item, DL Vance Walker has not signed with the Chiefs and remains a free agent.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette initially reported Walker agreed to a deal with the Chiefs. Walker's agent denied the report and says Walker will visit the Seahawks on Sunday. Walker was also previously scheduled to visit Green Bay.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Chiefs agreed to terms with DL Vance Walker, formerly of the Raiders.

Walker was scheduled to visit the Packers next but won't make the trip. The soon-to-be 27-year-old can push the pocket some and play the run. He's mainly been a 4-3 defensive tackle but could replace Tyson Jackson at left end in Kansas City's 3-4. Walker started 15 games in 2013, amassing 40 tackles and three sacks.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Free agent DT Vance Walker is visiting the Chiefs.

Walker, 27 next month, has been a solidly productive interior lineman for the Falcons and Raiders the past two seasons. He plays average to above-average run defense and has eight sacks the past three years. Walker could be an option to replace Tyson Jackson at left end in Kansas City's 3-4 defense.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

The Raiders have made free agent DT Vance Walker an offer, but he's "scanning the market."

Playing on a one-year deal last season, Walker was an acceptable run plugger, but isn't worth overpaying. If he's not open to a take-it-or-leave-it offer, the Raiders should let him leave it.

Vance Walker DL DEN 2 years ago

Raiders DT Vance Walker suffered a concussion in Oakland's Week 14 loss to the Jets.

Speaking Monday, coach Dennis Allen hinted Walker's concussion was severe. Playing on a one-year deal, Walker has been a solid run plugger along the Raiders' defensive line, playing 677 snaps. He should be considered week to week, but it sounds like there's a chance he ends up on injured reserve.