Kansas City Chiefs: Updated Cap Numbers After Vance Walker’s Release


The Kansas City Chiefs have announced via press release the club has released defensive end Vance Walker.

Despite being one of the more notable free-agent pickups of last season, Walker only played 238 snaps. That being said, he made the most of his opportunities; Pro Football Focus ranked him No. 16 among 3-4 defensive ends—significantly higher than Kevin Vickerson (No. 51), Jaye Howard (No. 56) and Allen Bailey (No. 62).

Walker’s bio, per the Chiefs:

"Walker (6-2, 305) has played in 88 games (28 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2014), Oakland Raiders (2013) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-12). His career numbers include 138 tackles (96 solo), 10.0 sacks (-57.0 yards), 16 quarterback pressures, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. While in Kansas City, he tallied 19 tackles (14 solo), 2.0 sacks (-14.0 yards) and five pressures. Walker originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round selection (210th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in the 2009 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Georgia Tech and prepped at Fort Mill High School in Fort Mill, South Carolina."

Walker’s snap count is something that puzzled me throughout the entirety of last season. He transitioned from a 4-3 to a 3-4, which is hardly as easy as it sounds, but by all account, he more than held his own when jogging on to the field.

Regardless, the release grants Kansas City $1.75 million in cap space. On the heels of it, Spotrac estimates that the Chiefs are now $1,681,835 over the cap.

Contract information provided by Spotrac. Statistics provided by Pro Football Focus (subscription required).

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