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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

Suspension for Raiders QB Pryor upheld

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The NFL has denied the suspension appeal of Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor, meaning the rookie will have to miss the team's next two games.

Patriots-Raiders matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 1:49 p.m. ET
The Patriots have not been as effective on the ground as they were last season, and it could take some pressure off Tom Brady if they can run the ball against Oakland.

Campbell more comfortable in Year Two with Raiders

Posted Sept. 30, 2011 @ 3:52 a.m. ET
Raiders QB Jason Campbell is more comfortable with the team's offense and coaching staff this season, which has led to improved play. 

Five questions with CBS color commentator Solomon Wilcots

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
CBS color commentator and former NFL defensive back Solomon Wilcots talked with PFW's Kevin Fishbain about this week's Patriots-Raiders game.

Patriots-Raiders matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Sept. 29, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
If the Patriots are to beat the Raiders, they will need to slow down the league's leading rusher, Darren McFadden.

Patriots-Raiders matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 3:12 p.m. ET
Patriots CBs Leigh Bodden and Devin McCourty gave up a couple big plays to the Bills and will have the task of slowing down speedy Raiders WR Denarius Moore on Sunday.

McFadden highlights AFC Players of Week

Posted Sept. 28, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Darren McFadden, Ray Lewis and Rian Lindell were named AFC Players of the Week for Week Three.

Patriots-Raiders matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 5:49 p.m. ET
There will be a very entertaining and crucial battle to watch in the trenches between Patriots OLG Logan Mankins and Raiders DT Richard Seymour.

The First Fifteen: Week Four

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
Time for Chris Johnson to step up, dissecting the 3-0 Lions, awaiting the fun that is Ravens-Jets and plenty of other tidbits to look for in Sunday's upcoming games.

Week Three Players of the Week

Posted Sept. 27, 2011 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Darren McFadden, Ronde Barber and Jason Hanson as its Players of the Week.

Seymour will be key to Raiders' chance vs. Patriots

Posted Sept. 26, 2011 @ 9:04 p.m. ET
Richard Seymour and the Patriots have a long history, but on Sunday, for the first time he will face the team that drafted him as an opponent.

McFadden carries Raiders past Jets

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 8:30 p.m. ET
Darren McFadden ran for 171 yards and two touchdowns as the Raiders bullied the Jets in a 34-24 win on Sunday.

Playoff football a distant memory for these teams

Posted Sept. 25, 2011 @ 3:16 a.m. ET
Teams with the longest current playoff droughts include the Bills, whose last postseason action, in the '99 season, was ended by the "Music City Miracle."

Weak-side linebacker a weak spot for Raiders

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
Because WLB Quentin Groves hasn't met expectations, the Raiders have had to mix and match on defense so far this season.

After two weeks, it's still unclear who the Raiders are

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
With a tough slate ahead of them, the 1-1 Raiders need to find their true identity on both sides of the ball. 

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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