VANCE WALKER NEWS

With Vance Walker, Chiefs got better, and saved money, too

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As we know, the Chiefs simply didn't have the salary cap space to make a big splash in free agency. That was last year's narrative. But this year they did make a rather shrewd signing when they recently inked former Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker to a three-year, $13.75 million deal. Walker, if you believe the stats, is a better and cheaper version...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
20 days ago  |  Discuss

With Vance Walker, Chiefs got better, and saved money, too

The Chiefs need a boost in their pass rush, and statistics indicate that replacing Tyson Jackson with former Raider Vance Walker is a step in the right direction.
Via FOXSports.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Off Season Makes Sense

After an 11-5 playoff season, it’s hard to expect anything but more from a team the next year. It’s easy to forget that the Chiefs were 2-14 and picking first the year before. It’s easy to forget that this team didn’t have a lead in any game until week 10. It’s easy to forget that John Dorsey and Andy Reid are just completing their first full year of running this franchise...
Via Pro Football Spot
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs sign DE Vance Walker

Vance Walker has been one of the most underrated interior defensive linemen in the NFL over the past 2 seasons. He’s been an above average starter in both Atlanta and Oakland over the past 2 seasons, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 17th ranked defensive tackle and 36th ranked defensive tackle in the past 2 seasons respectively. Despite his strong 2012 in Atlanta, he was only...
Via The Football Fan Spot
23 days ago  |  Discuss

GM Dorsey discusses Chiefs off-season so far

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs general manager John Dorsey talked to the media for the first time since free agency opened last week: Q: Where does that leave you at wide receiver now? DORSEY: "This is just really the mid part of the second week of free agency; there are still players out there. What I like to do is, in this draft, this draft is very deep in terms of wide receivers...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Kansas City Chiefs have a plan?

John Dorsey has a plan. I don’t quite know what it is, but that’s okay. I don’t think I’m supposed to know. That would kind of defeat the purpose. But rest assured, there is a plan. After hearing his answers to the rapid-fire questions from the Kansas City media today, my faith in the Chiefs general manager is renewed in full. First, the biggest question of the day was regarding...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs GM Dorsey says Sanders fiasco 'put to bed'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said Tuesday the controversial signing of wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders by AFC West-rival Denver has been "put to bed" and that he's focused on what he can do during the rest of free agency and the draft. Sanders had visited the Chiefs last week and reports began to surface he had agreed to a contract. His agent...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Where do the Kansas City Chiefs stand one week into free agency?

The 2014 NFL year is only one week old, and already changes abound. The arms race between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots continues to move faster than a speeding freight train. For every star player the Broncos add, the Patriots bring one on to match and vice versa. While these two teams are likely not intentionally competing with each other in collecting star players...
Via cover32 - Chiefs
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs sign former Raiders DT Vance Walker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Chiefs signed former Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker to a three-year deal Friday, filling one of their needs, and announced the signing of linebacker Frank Zombo. Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in 2009, and provided valuable depth while appearing in 58 games for them over his first four seasons. He started 15 games for the Raiders last...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs Sign DL Vance Walker

  Josina Anderson reports that the Chiefs have signed former Raiders DT Vance Walker to a three-year deal. Walker will receive a three-year contract worth a total value of $13 million and includes $3.75 million guaranteed. Walker, 26, signed a one-year contract with the Raiders last year. He appeared in 15 games for the Raiders and totaled 40 tackles and three sacks. Pro Football...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency 2014 (3/14)

The deluge of free agency news has finally slowed to a trickle, but that doesn't mean there isn't any news to be found.  A big part of what has made Schneider so damned great as Seattle's general has been the phenomenal bargain signings he's made once the initial mad scramble for big name players and even bigger money contracts has petered out. The Seahawks are...
Via Seahawk Addicts
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs Signing DL Vance Walker

  Pete Dougherty reports that sources have informed him DL Vance Walker is signing with the Kansas City Chiefs. Reports came out on Thursday that the Packers were hoping to meet with Walker, but he had to leave Kansas City in order for this to be a possibility, and it appears as though the Chiefs got the deal finalized. Walker, 26, signed a one-year contract with the Raiders last...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Have Offer Out To DT Vance Walker

  According to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area, the Oakland Raiders have an offer out to free agent DT Vance Walker. However, Walker is reportedly “scanning the market” as of right now, according to Bair. Walker, 26, came over from the Falcons last year when he signed a one-year contract. He appeared in 15 games for the Raiders and totaled 40 tackles and three sacks. Pro...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders fans ready to see their players leave

Today begins the 2014-2015 league year, which also happens to be the first day of free agency. At 4:00 p.m. EST, any and all free agents in the NFL are allowed to sign contracts with any team. And since this year, the league created a “legal tampering period” which allowed agents to talk contracts with other teams in advance of today, we should expect to see a lot of deals announced...
Via cover32 - Raiders
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: Five best moves by Reggie McKenzie

This may be one of the most important off seasons in franchise history for the Oakland Raiders. With general manager Reggie McKenzie entering his third season as the leader of an NFL team’s fooball operations it seems a fitting time to take a look at what he has done while in office. Earlier I posted a list of the five worst moves by McKenzie. But while he has received a lot of...
Via cover32 - Raiders
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders draft countdown: Jadeveon Clowney

Breaking down the first of five prospects the Raiders need to shoot for in the 2014 NFL Draft: Jadeveon Clowney. In 2013, the Oakland Raiders were a mess on both sides of the ball. While their offense could barely gain a first down, the defense could not stop giving up first downs. Right defensive end Lamarr Houston provided the only consistent pressure. Defensive tackle Vance Walker...
Via isportsweb.com
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

To sign or not to sign: Raiders free agent dilemmas

When free agency started in 2012, the Raiders had to watch their free agents like Phillip Wheeler, Brandon Myers, Desmond Bryant and others leave for more money as they had their hands tied to their back with very little cap space to work with. Luckily for the Raiders, since Reggie McKenzie has gotten rid of the bad contracts and took on the dead money all at once, the Raiders will...
Via cover32 - Raiders
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Raider news for Dec 20th: Raiders lose Montgomery, may get Walker back

Two days ago, the Raiders signed DE Sam Montgomery to get a sense of where his health and attitude were and see if he could provide depth and talent on a defensive line that lacks both. Today, the Raiders put Montgomery on injured reserve. Dennis Allen was predictably non-specific about the injury situation, saying only, “he got hurt the first day of practice so we had to put...
Via Thoughts from the Dark Side
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders final two games are basically auditions for next season

The way defensive coordinator Jason Tarver sees it, a lot of players are auditioning for spots on the 2014 Raiders. Six starters -- defensive tackles Vance Walker and Pat Sims, defensive end Jason Hunter, cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Tracy Porter and free safety Charles Woodson -- are all signed to one-year contracts. Also, defensive end Lamarr Houston is in the final year of his...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders see progress despite another losing season

Stumbling to the finish of a losing season has become an all-too-familiar feeling around the Oakland Raiders. With 11 straight years without a winning record or playoff berth and an NFL-worst 120 losses since the start of the 2003 season, the Raiders have had to search for any small positives they can find. Despite coming off a 37-27 loss to a struggling New York Jets team held...
Via AP on Fox
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Tarver brings energy, passion to Raiders defense

(Eds: Adds details, quotes. ) By JOSH DUBOW AP Sports Writer Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver's contributions to the Oakland Raiders this season are much bigger than that obscene gesture at the officials that got him into so much hot water. Tarver has overseen a remarkable improvement on the defense while incorporating 10 new starters who mostly came in with little fanfare...
Via AP on Fox
October 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 6 NFL Power Rankings (#30)

Last week: 30 (+1) I circled 4 games I thought the Raiders could win before the season and so far they’ve both two of them (home games against the Titans and Eagles were the other two). That being said, the Raiders are definitely better than I thought they’d be. Credit goes to Dennis Allen and Reggie McKenzie for assembling a passable roster with 50 million dollars of dead money...
Via The Football Fan Spot
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013 Week 2 NFL Power Rankings (#32)

The Raiders kept it close with the Colts and could have won. However, the Colts had 7 wins by 7 or less against 7 win or worse teams last season, so that’s not as impressive as it seems. The Colts just aren’t as good as they seem. Even the 2-14 Chiefs played them within a touchdown last season. The Raiders’ week 1 performance doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t be the worst...
Via The Football Fan Spot
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Oakland Raiders: 2013-2014 Season Preview

The Oakland Raiders were one of the worst teams in the NFL last season, finishing up the year with a 4-12 record. Offensively and defensive, the Raiders were a disaster, finishing in the bottom half of the league in almost every important statistical category. This offseason, the Raiders traded their starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, to the Arizona Cardinals and brought in three...
Via Total Sports Blog
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders training camp notes day 8

The Raiders had their eighth day of camp today. Here are some notes. My information comes from Raiders beat writers via Twitter and can be found on Twitter as @LeviDamien  @ChrisMcClain  @CorkOnTheNfl (Steve Corkran)  @VicTafur @AsherMatthews @ChrisHansenNFL. I will be compiling all of their information throughout training camp. For all Raiders updates follow the writers above...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 03, 2013  |  1 Comment

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