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Chiefs sign Raiders DT Vance Walker

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The Chiefs, who suffered some personnel losses early in free agency, have added a defensive lineman from a division rival.

The club said Friday night it had reached a deal with Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker. Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports the contract is for three years and worth up to $13 million, with $3.75 million in guarantees.

Walker (6-2, 305) played and started 15 games for the Raiders in 2013, recording 40 tackles and three sacks. He would seem a good fit at defensive end in the Chiefs’ 3-4 front, though it’s possible he could spell Dontari Poe at nose tackle on occasion.

A sixth-year pro from Georgia Tech, the 26-year-old Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in 2009 and played four seasons for Atlanta. He signed a one-year contract with the Raiders last offseason. Now, after a solid stint as a starter for Oakland, he’s reportedly getting a multi-year deal with Kansas City.

The Chiefs also announced the re-signing of reserve outside linebacker Frank Zombo. News of Zombo’s return came earlier in the week.

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18 Responses to “Chiefs sign Raiders DT Vance Walker”
  1. nflfolly says: Mar 14, 2014 8:32 PM

    McKenzie loses another player, incredible. No one wants to play for the sinking SS McKenzie. Fire him and hire a quality GM.

  2. mcfleezy12 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:33 PM

    Damn it!(raider fan)

  3. gerard33 says: Mar 14, 2014 8:42 PM

    Raiders fans: blame your stadium, not your front office. They should get a lot of credit for persuading any free agent to go out there and play football in a toilet.

  4. afcdomination says: Mar 14, 2014 8:45 PM

    he can rush the passer, and got about half of what Tyson Jackson(can’t rush the passer) got.

    big win for the chiefs in this particular part of FA.

  5. kinguga says: Mar 14, 2014 9:01 PM

    Walker has eight sacks in five seasons (Jackson had nine). He’s not as good against the run as Jackson, but for the price, why not?

  6. atodaso says: Mar 14, 2014 9:02 PM

    As a Chiefs fan, really like this signing. New position at end but think he’ll adjust fine and be an upgrade from Jackson. Still really need to address OLine, D backfield and receiver. With a deep WR class, hoping Chiefs go FS or DB in the 1st round (depending on the way the draft falls).

  7. tangysizzl says: Mar 14, 2014 9:15 PM

    Was set to visit GB this week, looks like Ted Thompson was a day late and a dollar short. Typical.

  8. johninthewest says: Mar 14, 2014 9:32 PM

    Who? Chief’s are fraud!

  9. jredshoes says: Mar 14, 2014 10:19 PM

    He must feel like the guy released from jail for a crime he didn’t commit.

  10. TylerHills says: Mar 15, 2014 12:43 AM

    Anytime a Raider signs with the Chiefs it worries me. The only time I can think of that it ever turned out well was Marcus Allen and he was a special kind of player and person. Remember how well Chester McGlockton and Stanford Routt worked out? I suppose its better than paying Jackson what Atlanta did. Now that was a bad contract.

  11. lscratchingthesurface says: Mar 15, 2014 12:54 AM

    Please don’t stop signing here. Add a WR and skies the limit.

  12. tdubdizzle says: Mar 15, 2014 1:48 AM

    I was excited when the Raiders got him last year, he’s just a good player. That’s all there is to it.

  13. joetoronto says: Mar 15, 2014 5:27 AM

    Big deal, he’s average at best.

  14. Klover Jane says: Mar 15, 2014 1:24 PM

    With a name like Walker….

  15. El Pollo Loco says: Mar 15, 2014 1:47 PM

    Anytime you can be paroled from that toilet of a franchise is a good thing.Walker can now play on a franchise that is actually sound and has a good system.oh and they don’t need to tarp off 15,000 seats to avoid blackouts.

  16. raiderapologist says: Mar 15, 2014 8:44 PM

    El Pollo Loco says: Mar 15, 2014 1:47 PM

    Anytime you can be paroled from that toilet of a franchise is a good thing.Walker can now play on a franchise that is actually sound and has a good system.oh and they don’t need to tarp off 15,000 seats to avoid blackouts.
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    Spin it how you want. You’re still digging through Raider garbage.

  17. aldavis4president says: Mar 16, 2014 1:21 PM

    Really? I watched every raiser game last season, and I personally was disappointed with him. He’s solid at best. He a decent run stopper, definitely a 7th round talent.

  18. aldavis4president says: Mar 16, 2014 1:21 PM

    Raider***

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