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Vance Walker

Vance Walker - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 304 lbs.
Birthday 04/26/1987
Birthplace Fort Mill, SC
College Georgia Tech
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 7th round, 1st pick by Falcons

Raiders QB Pryor gets starting nod for Sunday

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:46 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen announced Friday that Terrelle Pryor will start at quarterback in Oakland’s season finale.

Chargers-Raiders game will be seen in Southern California

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 7:57 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced Wednesday that they have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout for Sunday’s Chargers-Raiders matchup. 

Raiders QB Palmer to miss finale

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:03 p.m. ET
Raiders QB Carson Palmer suffered cracked ribs and a bruised lung in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and will not play in the team’s regular-season finale.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos taking care of business

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 9:50 a.m. ET
Another typical week in the AFC West — the Broncos dominated, the Raiders and Chiefs fell and the Chargers took advantage of a weak opponent.

Newton scores two TDs in Panthers' win over Raiders

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:39 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 171 yards and a touchdown and ran for 60 yards and another score, and the Panthers defeated the Raiders 17-6 on Sunday.

Allen sees Raiders' defense lacking leader

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 10:30 p.m. ET
Dennis Allen's leadership has been questioned this season, but Allen turned the tables this week when he was asked about the quarterback of his defense.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos pass test, Raiders shut out Chiefs

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 10:52 a.m. ET
The Broncos won their ninth in a row, the Raiders shut out the Chiefs and the Chargers got blown out at home by Carolina.

Janikowski kicks Raiders to shutout victory over Chiefs

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 7:54 p.m. ET
Sebastian Janikowski kicked five field goals and the Raiders shut out Kansas City for the second time ever, beating the Chiefs 15-0.

Raiders reinstate McClain, release Bartell

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Raiders reinstated LB Rolando McClain and promoted CB Chimdi Chekwa from the practice squad. They released CB Ron Bartell and FB Owen Schmitt.

AFC West Spin cycle: Broncos stay hot, Chargers still fighting

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 10:35 a.m. ET
The Broncos beat the Raiders to keep up their winning ways and the Chargers rallied for an upset win in Pittsburgh.

Raiders QB Pryor waiting in the wings

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 11:36 p.m. ET
The Raiders intend to have QB Terrelle Pryor active and ready to run a package of plays once again in Week 15.

Man falls from upper deck at Raiders game

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Police say a man fell from the upper deck at Oakland Coliseum during Thursday's Raiders-Broncos game and is in serious condition at a hospital.

Manning leads Broncos past Raiders

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 11:42 p.m. ET
Peyton Manning threw his 30th TD pass of the season on the game's opening drive and the Broncos rolled to a 26-13 win over the Raiders.

Goodell says NFL would help fund Oakland stadium

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 9:48 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is willing to contribute funding to help build a stadium in Oakland to keep the Raiders in town.

Raiders' Allen plans to coach Thursday after father's death

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:12 p.m. ET
Raiders head coach Dennis Allen’s father died Monday night, but he plans to coach the team's game on Thursday night.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 23, 2012
Walker has signed his $1.26 million tender as a restricted free agent.||||||| Walker had 25 tackles with two sacks in his third season with the Falcons in 2011. He also had a forced fumble and fumble recovery while playing in all 16 games as a backup last season. The Falcons would have received a seventh-round draft pick if another team signed Walker and Atlanta did not match the offer.

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