Report: Broncos will attempt to re-sign DE Vance Walker
The Denver Broncos are keeping Vance Walker in their future plans.
The Broncos will attempt to re-sign the impending unrestricted free agent defensive end, according to Mike Klis of 9 News.
The forgotten man in the Mile High City, Walker, 29, missed all of last season with an ACL injury suffered during training camp. Denver was prepared for his absence, having signed Jared Crick in free agency and selected Adam Gotsis in the second round of the draft.
But Crick graded out as the lowest-rated starter on their defense, per Pro Football Focus, and Gotsis logged just 221 snaps in a disappointing rookie campaign. The Broncos' run defense plummeted from third in 2015 to 28th last season.
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Retaining Walker would go a long way toward improving that mark, particularly with Billy Winn similarly headed to free agency -- and little else behind him.
The Broncos are expected to have over $40 million in salary cap space when the new league year begins on March 9.
In addition to Walker, the club has also expressed interest in re-signing cornerback Kayvon Webster.
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