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Chiefs sign Raiders DT Vance Walker

Oakland Raiders v New York Giants

during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Al Bello

The Chiefs, who suffered some personnel losses early in free agency, have added a defensive lineman from a division rival.

The club said Friday night it had reached a deal with Raiders defensive tackle Vance Walker. Terms were not disclosed, but ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports the contract is for three years and worth up to $13 million, with $3.75 million in guarantees.

Walker (6-2, 305) played and started 15 games for the Raiders in 2013, recording 40 tackles and three sacks. He would seem a good fit at defensive end in the Chiefs’ 3-4 front, though it’s possible he could spell Dontari Poe at nose tackle on occasion.

A sixth-year pro from Georgia Tech, the 26-year-old Walker was a seventh-round pick of the Falcons in 2009 and played four seasons for Atlanta. He signed a one-year contract with the Raiders last offseason. Now, after a solid stint as a starter for Oakland, he’s reportedly getting a multi-year deal with Kansas City.

The Chiefs also announced the re-signing of reserve outside linebacker Frank Zombo. News of Zombo’s return came earlier in the week.