Vance Walker visits with Bears

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Free agent defensive lineman Vance Walker recently visited the Bears, ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler reported.

Walker missed last season after suffering a torn ACL during an August training camp practice with the Broncos. He made four starts for the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship team in 2015 and entered last season atop the defensive end depth chart.

The report said the Broncos also have interest in bringing Walker back. Both teams are monitoring his progress and rehab from the knee injury.

Walker, 29, previously played for the Falcons, Raiders and Chiefs. He has 12 career sacks and has played in 104 career games since being drafted by the Falcons in the seventh round in 2009.

3 responses to “Vance Walker visits with Bears

  1. In general I like Ryan Pace’s approach to free agency but one trend that concerns me is that injuries don’t seem to be a big deterrent to him. One of their signings this FA season (Sims) has two major concussions in his history, another (Amakumara) has seemingly been hurt at some point almost every year of his career, and another (Wheaton) only had surgery in December on a shoulder that cost him much of last season.

    Being that the Bears are among the worst in the league at keeping their players healthy, it’s a little curious he’s willing to gamble money on guys who have missed time (in some cases, significant amounts).

  2. Since when did $40 million in cap room this year = cap hell? Quite the opposite — more money than they can spend, which means they’ll be able to carry some over to next year when there are better free agents on the market.

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