Walker (knee) is expected to receive full medical clearance next week, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Walker missed the entire 2016 season after tearing his ACL last August. The former Bronco should be fully healthy in time for training camp, which will help the free agent's case for landing a contract from a team.
Walker has an ACL injury that will cause him to miss the entire 2016 season, Mike Klis of The Denver Post reports.
Walker was carted off the field during Monday's practice, and an MRI confirmed the worst case scenario. The veteran defensive lineman was projected to backup Derek Wolfe on the left side of the line this season. Calvin Heurtelou now figures to slide into that role.
Walker was carted off the field on Monday after suffering what an injury to his right leg, Nicki Jhabvala of the Denver Post reports.
Walker was returning to practice on Monday after missing time due to a back injury before he went down early on in practice. He was later seen leaving the Broncos' team facility using crutches and wearing a leg brace. He'll undergo an MRI to determine the severity of the injury in the near future. Look for Calvin Heurtelou to see some extra reps with Walker out.
Malik Jackson bolted from Denver to Jacksonville, The Denver Post reports.
Jackson's payday leaves Walker as the most likely starter opposite Derek Wolfe on Denver's front. Walker registered 33 tackles and two sacks in a jack-of-all-trades role in 2015, but didn't join Denver's sack parade in the playoffs. More of a run stuffer than pass rusher, don't expect Walker to recreate Jackson's production should he manage to hold onto the starting job. More likely, Denver will use Kenny Anunike or an import in pass-rushing situations.
Defensive tackle Vance Walker has signed a two-year contract worth $5 million with the Broncos, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Walker has played for the Falcons, Raiders and Chiefs. The 27-year-old has registered 138 total tackles and 10.0 sacks during his seven years in the NFL.
The Chiefs have released defensive tackle Vance Walker on Friday, per the team's official website. Walker signed a three-year, $13 million deal with the team last year. He registered 19 tackles (14 solo) and two sacks in 2014.
Pass-rushing linebacker Tamba Hali is one of three Chiefs defenders active for Monday's game against the Patriots after being listed on the injury report. Hali (ankle, knee) is joined by cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and defensive end Vance Walker (shoulder).
Chiefs running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) is questionable to play in Week 4's Monday night matchup with the Patriots, according to the team's final injury report.
Thomas participated in practice for three straight days in a limited fashion. He's the only player listed as questionable on the injury report, with running back Jamaal Charles (ankle), linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee), defensive lineman Vance Walker (shoulder) and cornerback Sean Smith (groin) are all probable to play. Safety Eric Berry and running back Joe McKnight are listed as out.
The Chiefs have announced that cornerback Sean Smith (groin), linebacker Tamba Hali (ankle/knee) and running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) were limited in practice Friday. Defensive lineman Vance Walker (shoulder) practiced in full after missing the Thursday session.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry (heel), defensive end Mike DeVito (hand), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip), wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (concussion), linebacker Josh Martin (quadricep), running back Anthony Sherman (back), defensive tackle Vance Walker (hand), wide receiver Albert Wilson (ankle) and linebacker Frank Zombo (groin) were all cleared to play Week 1 vs. Tennessee. They were all listed as probable.
The Chiefs unveiled a lengthy injury report list leading up to Sunday's season opener at home against the Titans. Running back De'Anthony Thomas (hamstring) was unable to practice all week and is the only player listed as doubtful.
Deemed questionable were center Eric Kush (shoulder) and cornerback Marcus Cooper (ankle). Wide receiver A.J. Jenkins (concussion), Eric Berry (heel), defensive lineman Mike DeVito (hand), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), wide receiver Junior Hemingway (hip), linebacker Josh Martin (quad), defensive lineman Vance Walker (hand), wide receiver Albert Wilson (ankle), fullback Anthony Sherman (back) and linebacker Frank Zombo (groin).
The Chiefs announced the signing of former Raiders defensive lineman Vance Walker on Friday, per ESPN. Walker appeared in 15 games and registered 40 tackles with three sacks last season with Oakland.
Several Raiders who were on the injury report are active at San Diego, including safety Charles Woodson (ribs), linebacker Miles Burris (ankle), tight end Jeron Mastrud (wrist), linebacker Sio Moore (illness), guard Lucas Nix (illness) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion).
All were listed as probable except for Burris and Walker, who were questionable.
The Raiders have eight players on their Friday injury report, but five are probable. The lone exceptions are running back Jeremy Stewart (ankle/knee), who is out Sunday against San Diego, linebacker Miles Burris (ankle) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion) who are questionable.
The probables include running back Darren McFadden (knee/ankle), who should return after missing the last three games, tight end Jeron Mastrud (wrist), linebacker Sio Moore (illness), guard Lucas Nix (illness) and free safety Charles Woodson (ribs).
The Raiders list wide receiver Brice Butler, running back Darren McFadden, running back Jeremy Stewart, defensive back Chance Casey, guard Lamar Mady, guard Andre Gurode and defensive tackle Vance Walker as inactive against the Chiefs in Week 15.
The Raiders have placed seven probables on their Friday injury report, including running back Rashad Jennings (concussion) and linebacker Sio Moore (neck).
The others are tackle Khalif Barnes (knee/ankle), guard Mike Brisiel (knee/ankle), defensive end Jason Hunter (foot/finger), tight end Nick Kasa (concussion) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion).
Raiders linebacker Sio Moore (neck), defensive tackle Vance Walker (concussion) and tight end Nick Kasa (concussion) all left Sunday's game against the Jets due to injuries. The Raiders are back in action Week 15 vs. Kansas City.
Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker recorded a sack for the third time in four games Week 10 at N.Y. Giants. He finished with two solo tackles.
Walker tied his career high in sacks, which he set last season. He also needs just 10 more tackles to tie his career high of 32, which he also set in 2012 with the Falcons.
Raiders defensive lineman Vance Walker totaled four solo tackles and one sack Week 8 vs. Pittsburgh. It was the second straight game Walker managed a sack.
Walker needs just one more sack to tie a career high, which he set in 2012 with the Falcons.
The Raiders signed former Falcons defensive lineman Vance Walker to a free-agent contract Monday. Walker is expected to serve as a run specialist, after appearing in 58 games with the Falcons over four seasons.
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