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Conflicting reports: Vance Walker, Chiefs agree to terms?

Free agent DT Vance Walker has reportedly agreed to terms with the Chiefs, according to one report, while another report states a deal is not done yet.

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UPDATE: The agent for Vance Walker has denied he agreed to terms with the Chiefs.


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.

BUT ... the KC Star's Terez Paylor says the deal isn't done.

Adam Caplan says more visits to come, so obviously some conflicting reports here.

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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