UPDATE: The agent for Vance Walker has denied he agreed to terms with the Chiefs.
@PeteDougherty Reports of Vance Walker agreeing to terms in KC are completely false - he's scheduled to visit Seattle Sunday— Chad Speck (@a3Chad) March 14, 2014
The Kansas City Chiefs are making another foray into free agency today with the signing of defensive lineman Vance Walker, formerly of the Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons. This according to a report out of Green Bay, where the Packers were hoping Walker would visit.
NFL source says Kansas City is signing DL Vance Walker today. Packers were trying to set up visit. He played for Raiders last season— Pete Dougherty (@PeteDougherty) March 14, 2014
BUT ... the KC Star's Terez Paylor says the deal isn't done.
Can't confirm the report about Vance Walker signing with #Chiefs. Doesn't mean deal won't get done but I'm told a deal isn't in place yet.— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) March 14, 2014
Adam Caplan says more visits to come, so obviously some conflicting reports here.
DT Vance Walker has not signed with any team. Has several visits lined up.— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 14, 2014
So I'm not quite sure what's up with this. We'll be updating.
Not surprised the Packers would be interested. That's where GM John Dorsey is from and I've noticed there have been a handful of free agents both teams have been interested in.
Walker, who visited Kansas City on Thursday, would enter a Chiefs defense that has a hole at defensive end. Allen Bailey, Mike Catapano and others are rotational linemen but the Chiefs have yet to find a first and second down end, which is the role Walker could be fulfilling if the agreement becomes official. Or he could be coming in for added depth.
His reputation is as a run stopper but interestingly he had a higher Pro Football Focus grade against the pass than the run last year. The Chiefs, as you know, haven't had a pass rush from their defensive end since they went to the 3-4 five years ago.
Walker, 6'2 and 295 pounds, was a 2009 seventh round pick by Atlanta, where he played four years for the Falcons. He went to the Raiders last season for his fifth year in the NFL.
We'll update this post with more clarity on his status.
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