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Vance Walker | Defensive Lineman | #96

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/26/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 305
College: Georgia Tech
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (210) / ATL
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Broncos placed DE Vance Walker (ACL) on season-ending injured reserve.
He was headed for a starting role at defensive end before tearing his right ACL at Monday's practice. It looks like former Texan Jared Crick will get first crack at replacing him on the edge. Denver re-signed TE/FB Manasseh Garner in the corresponding roster move. Aug 19 - 1:52 PM

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Broncos DE Vance Walker suffered a torn ACL in Monday's practice and will miss the entire season.

Walker was penciled in as one of the Broncos' starting ends in their 3-4 defense. After releasing DT Phil Taylor with an injury settlement last week, losing Walker is another blow to Denver's depth. Jared Crick and rookie Adam Gotsis project to be next men up as the Broncos try to replace Malik Jackson.
Aug 15 - 7:32 PM

Broncos DT Vance Walker was carted off during Monday's practice with an apparent right knee injury.

Walker could not put any weight on his right leg as he came off. Expected to replace Malik Jackson in the starting lineup, losing Walker would be a big blow for Denver. Jared Crick replaced him in practice.
Aug 15 - 12:26 PM

Broncos DL Vance Walker will get the first crack at the starting job vacated by Malik Jackson.

Walker could earn the "starter" title, but there should be a heavy rotation along the defensive line. Free-agent addition Jared Crick, who played for both coach Gary Kubiak and DC Wade Phillips in Houston, will see his fair share of snaps, and second-rounder Adam Gotsis should be involved as well. One player will not replace Jackson, but the Broncos have enough quality depth to mitigate his loss.
Jul 9 - 12:43 PM

Broncos.com reporter Andrew Mason said DL Vance Walker "will likely see time at all three spots up front."

Walker will open camp behind Malik Jackson at right end but could earn more playing time because of his versatility. The 28-year-old finished with PFF's 13th-highest run grade among 3-4 defensive ends last season. Sylvester Williams and Derek Wolfe are Denver's other projected starters up front.
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 01:25:00 PM

Broncos signed DL Vance Walker to a two-year, $4 million contract.

Walker didn't play much in Kansas City, but he should have a chance to contribute with the Broncos, especially after Denver lost three of its defensive starters. He'll play end in defensive coordinator Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015 05:18:00 PM

The Broncos will host free agent DL Vance Walker later this week.

Walker had been a generally-effective defensive lineman before bottoming out last year in Kansas City and barely getting on the field. He can play tackle and 3-4 end. Walker would add depth to Wade Phillips' Denver defense.
Source: Denver Post
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 09:50:00 PM

Chiefs released DL Vance Walker.

28-year-old Walker was owed over $2.7 million after failing to earn consistent playing time in the first year of a "three-year, $13 million" deal. Walker is a capable enough player to help elsewhere as a rotational piece.
Fri, Mar 6, 2015 01:27:00 PM

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

Walker will replace Tyson Jackson at left end in Kansas City's 3-4 scheme after spending the last five seasons as a 4-3 defensive tackle. He started 15 games in 2013, finishing with 40 tackles and three sacks. Walker should provide his most impact in sub-packages, where he'll have opportunities to rush the passer. He figures to wind up playing around 60 percent of the defensive snaps.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 07:31:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 10:18:00 AM

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.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 09:24:00 AM

Free agent DT Vance Walker is visiting the Chiefs Thursday and is scheduled to meet with the Packers after.

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.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 02:18:00 PM

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.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014 01:14:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Raiders signed DT Vance Walker, formerly of the Falcons.

Walker, who turns 26 next month, earned a reputation for solid run stopping in four seasons with Atlanta, and has five sacks over the past two years. The Raiders' roster is so weak that Walker projects as a possible Opening Day starter. Entering Monday, Rotoworld's Evan Silva ranked Walker as the 49th best free agent left on the market. A link to the full article is accessible at the link below.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:23:00 PM

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