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Broncos defensive end Vance Walker out for season with torn ACL

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Broncos defensive end Vance Walker is expected to miss the season after he was injured during practice Monday morning, the team announced.

An MRI revealed the eight-year veteran suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

The team said Walker was injured on the “first play of the nine-on-seven period on Monday when he got caught up in a crowd of players and his leg rolled while defending a run play.”

“We think the world of Vance and he was having a great camp,” coach Gary Kubiak said. “We’ll support him through his recovery, and he’ll come back stronger than ever.”

Walker had moved onto the Broncos’ first team and was expected to be a starter, replacing free-agent departure Malik Jackson.

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