Chiefs Add Defensive Lineman From Raiders

The Chiefs signed free agent No. 3 of the week on Friday when they reached a deal with defensive lineman Vance Walker, who played last season with Oakland.

It’s a three-year deal for a maximum $13 million.

The 6-2, 304-pound Walker will be 27 in April and he’s going into his sixth NFL season. Last year, he started 15 games in his first and only season with the Raiders, picking up 40 total tackles and three sacks. Against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium in October, Walker had five tackles and a sack.

Walker entered the league out of Georgia Tech in 2009 as a seventh-round selection by Atlanta in the NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Falcons, mostly in a backup situation.

Overall, the Cincinnati native has played in 73 games, with 26 starts, producing 119 total tackles, eight sacks and two forced fumbles. He’s played both defensive tackle and defensive end.

The Chiefs also announced on Friday that they had re-signed OLB Frank Zombo.


9 Responses to “Chiefs Add Defensive Lineman From Raiders”

  • March 14, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Replacement for TJax I guess.


  • March 14, 2014  - Greg says:

    I like him better than TJax already. At least he gets to the QB once in a while.


  • March 14, 2014  - txchief says:

    Walker is probably an upgrade over Tyson Jackson. He’s likely more motivated, too. Having millions of bucks land on them before proving anything has a way of demotivating many athletes.


  • March 14, 2014  - el cid says:

    At 27, what you see is what he is.

    To me, he is similar to TJackson just less money. Not a bad thing.

    Sort of a wash but at least it not a step backwards. Sometimes that is the best.


  • March 15, 2014  - R W says:

    As the day unfolded, it was on-off-back on again for Walker to join the Chiefs. I suspect some salesmanship came into play along with an extra infusion of cash to get him aboard. I’d like to see another OL signed and either a WR or S allowing the Chiefs to go into the draft and pick the truly BPA with their first rounder.

    If the draft requires a need pick, I’m looking at the top S’s on the board: Ha Ha or Calvin Pryor if either lasts that long. It’s highly likely a first round graded WR will be there so either way, the Chiefs should be okay in that regard.

    Some of my concerns at this point, overall:

    Is Fisher the next coming of Robert Gallery? Too early to tell, so banish the thought…for now.

    Is Kelce a goofball and bust? Jury still out on that as well but from what I’ve read here and there, it’s more likely than not.


  • March 15, 2014  - Niblick says:

    In reading the Star, Pro Football Focus graded Walker much better than Jackson as a pass rusher and much lower than Jackson against the run. I guess you an say it was a wash at a lower salary.


  • March 15, 2014  - Niblick says:

    I’m still holding out hope that they can sign Sanders from the Steelers. He would be a big upgrade over Avery as the second receiver.


  • March 15, 2014  - el cid says:

    At the addict site, not all that sure there is money left. Then the next sentence hope the Chiefs sign _____.

    Cap is a problem this year. We want a WR or OL or whatever but can the Chiefs pay the guy?

    To me, bodies are not the issue. Blending the OL into a unit that can both pass and run block may be a problem that haunts fans, even those who contend the walkers were not any good anyway. Guess what we need is roster players need to fill in as opposed to watching games from the sidelines.


  • March 15, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Just another no name plug and play.


  • March 15, 2014  - R W says:

    Sanders..from what I’ve know is a guy with surgical issues..2 pins in his foot or some such. What impact to come from this?

    None if he’s not signed..obviously. Couple that with a deep WR draft class and..and? You tell me.




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