Red Zone

Chiefs’ Vance Walker focused on playoffs, not beating old team

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard (96) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (99) got a split sack on Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) in the third quarter Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13.
Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jaye Howard (96) and defensive tackle Vance Walker (99) got a split sack on Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) in the third quarter Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 31-13. The Kansas City Star

Chiefs defensive end Vance Walker, who was signed as a free agent this offseason, recorded a half-sack in a start against his old team, the Raiders, on Sunday.

But if Walker was taking any delight in that, he wasn’t showing it after the game.

“We’re just trying to get in the playoffs. That’s the most important thing,” Walker said. “I’ve got some friends over there. I’ve got nothing against any organization. It’s business.”

Walker, who signed a three-year, $13 million contract in March, has started the last two games at defensive end while Allen Bailey recovers from a concussion.

He has 16 tackles and two sacks on the season.

To reach Terez A. Paylor, call 816-234-4489 or send email to tpaylor@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @TerezPaylor.

  Comments