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He's a mess, their passing game is a mess and the coaching staff is a mess so no I wouldn't hold out much hope for him. Now if you're talking about picking him up off the wire and parking him on your bench as a 4th/5th wr that's probably not the worst move.

 
Any chance that this guy gets it together and starts producing in Oakland? Any at all?
I agree a bit with Banger but I just dropped him in my league. He was my 5th or 6th WR & I just picked up Engram in his place. I feel his upside wil be more starting in about week 6 or so.. Walker isn't the same WR & Jamarcus Russell is playing horrible.. they won't pass much & when they do it's not pretty..
 
Raiders unload Javon Walker, Greg Ellis

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on March 8, 2010 6:18 PM ET

The worst contract in the history of free agency is no longer active.

The Raiders finally cut Javon Walker Monday and dumped defensive end Greg Ellis while they were at it, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Walker was named the biggest free agent bust ever by the NFL Network, and we can't disagree. His contract was particularly egregious because it was obvious in 2007 when Walker was with Denver that he had nothing left physically. He was benched for Glenn Martinez . . . before getting this deal and absolutely no one was bidding against the Raiders.

 
I know there were physical issues, but didn't some of Walker's demise stem from a lack of desire to play after some of the trauma he went through? I hope he is in a better place, mentally/emotionally.

Also, didn't Oak talk him out of retiring early, when they could have let him and saved millions in the process?

Just trying to remember how that all went down.

 
I know there were physical issues, but didn't some of Walker's demise stem from a lack of desire to play after some of the trauma he went through? I hope he is in a better place, mentally/emotionally.Also, didn't Oak talk him out of retiring early, when they could have let him and saved millions in the process? Just trying to remember how that all went down.
from Rotoworld....Raiders released WR Javon Walker and DE Greg Ellis.In exchange for 15 catches, 196 yards and one touchdown in two years on Oakland's roster, the club paid Walker $21 million. Typical Raiders business. Owner Al Davis should've let Walker retire when he threatened to during the 2008 offseason, even offering to return his $11 million signing bonus. Walker, 31, lost all his speed after microfracture surgery and is likely done as a pro.
 
One of the facts that came out of Darrent Williams' murder trial is that Brandon Marshall precipitated the confrontation when he doused the crowd with champagne. The next offseason Walker got knocked out in Vegas for doing the same thing. Nice to see he learned the lesson from that night.

 
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Even he he is healthy and wants to play football, he's 32 years old in 2010. If you are thinking about adding him to your dynasty team, you'd probably be better served getting another rookie.

 
I thought I saw a story last year about some "revolutionary" procedure or training he was doing that was going to get him back... So much for that I guess... I wonder if he even gets any workouts.

 
One of the facts that came out of Darrent Williams' murder trial is that Brandon Marshall precipitated the confrontation when he doused the crowd with champagne. The next offseason Walker got knocked out in Vegas for doing the same thing. Nice to see he learned the lesson from that night.
Didn't DW pretty much die in JWalk's arms?
 
One of the facts that came out of Darrent Williams' murder trial is that Brandon Marshall precipitated the confrontation when he doused the crowd with champagne. The next offseason Walker got knocked out in Vegas for doing the same thing. Nice to see he learned the lesson from that night.
Didn't DW pretty much die in JWalk's arms?
From Wiki:According to the county coroner's office, Williams sustained a single gunshot wound to the neck, killing him instantly. [6] After Williams was shot, he fell in the lap of Broncos teammate, Javon Walker. He was pronounced dead around 2:30 a.m. The two other passengers injured in the shooting, Brandon Flowers and Nicole Reindl, were both released from the hospital the day after the shooting.[7]
 
Walker has been on Court TV for the past few days. He's on right now.

 
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Walker has been on Court TV for the past few days. He's on right now.
What is he on CourtTV for?As far as the Vikes thing goes, I thought he and Favre had a falling out back in GB?
He's on court tv for a trial about that thing a couple years ago in Vegas where he said he was robbed and beat up. Not sure if he's on as a defendant or plaintiff.
Wasn't that the night he had the Crystal Champagne Rain Duel with some gangster at a Vegas nightclub ?
 
As far as the Vikes thing goes, I thought he and Favre had a falling out back in GB?
Yeah, I think Favre took issue with Walker holding out and missing practices. :no:
He said one time he was asking for a raise the wrong way and should get in camp, but it was replayed so many times many people thought it was an ongoing issue.It turned ugly because Walker got hurt on a simple fly pattern down the sidelines.Last year Walker said he had a revolutionary knee operation and word from camp was he looked good, but the raiders never threw him the ball.
 
As far as the Vikes thing goes, I thought he and Favre had a falling out back in GB?
Yeah, I think Favre took issue with Walker holding out and missing practices. :lmao:
Yeah, specifically he said this:"Whatever happened to buying into the team concept?”and this:
"What happened to honoring your contract and saying, ‘Let’s work as a team to see if we can get this done?’"
I can see where that might bother him just a tiny little bit. :lmao:
 
The history between Favre and Walker

By Kevin Seifert

Thanks to those of you who reminded me of the, shall we say, interesting history between Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre and free-agent receiver Javon Walker, who is trying to resurrect his career and worked out Friday with the Vikings. (The Vikings also worked out receiver Brandon Jones.)

In an unusual series of events five years ago, Favre torched Walker for skipping the Green Bay Packers' 2005 minicamp. Walker was seeking a new contract at the time. Here is part of what Favre said:

"If Javon wants to know what the quarterback thinks, and I would think he might, I'd tell him he's going about this the wrong way. When his agent tells him not to worry about what his teammates think and all that stuff, I'd tell him I've been around a long time and that stuff will come back to haunt you."

A year later, Walker asked the Packers to trade him in part because of Favre's comments. Here's an excerpt from an ESPN.com story by Michael Smith:

Favre offended Walker when he spoke out against the receiver in his contract dispute, saying he should come to training camp and not hold out. (Walker heeded the advice.) Walker believes Favre's comments made living and working in Wisconsin difficult; Walker tells of one instance when he was in a hotel and an employee announced his presence on an Internet message board for "anyone who had something to say to Javon Walker." It also angered Walker that the team allowed its iconic quarterback to interfere publicly in a teammate's business with management. He held his tongue all year.

"There's an unwritten rule that players stick together," said Walker, still biting his tongue on Favre for the most part.

We're a long way from Favre and Walker reuniting. The reality is Walker hasn't been a productive receiver since 2006, and his move to the Oakland Raiders in 2008 was one of the biggest free-agent flops in recent memory. But I'm sorry, this one is too juicy to ignore.

 
Anyone watching the Minny game? He has pretty good stats 4/87 1TD 63yd long play? I wonder if he still has speed?
He looked good, but it was against second stringers.
Eh... the DB fell down on the TD play, but he does look a bit more conditioned compared to last week. My feeling is that he gets cut.
The DB fell down because Walker made a really nice cut inside and got the DB tripping over himself. I am not saying that Walker won't be cut... but I really wouldn't see the reasoning behind it. Sign a guy... he plays 2 preseason games... scores a touchdown in both games... one a great comeback, jumping overtop of a defender, in between two defenders for a GREAT catch in the end zone. The second a 63 yard bomb on a play that he cut back behind his DB and had them trip over themselves trying to stay with him. I can't see exactly what Walker has done to warrant being cut. If a guy comes in and plays that good in his only two opportunites and you still cut him.... why sign him in the first place?
 
If any team needs to make a trade for WR Vincent Jackson, it's the Vikings. They are the definition of a WIN NOW team.

 

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