Walker agrees to deal with the Raiders

Javon Walker

It appears that the Oakland Raiders have found their replacement for Jerry Porter. It is none other that division rival Javon Walker. Although injuries limited Walker to just eight games last year, he finished the season with 26 catches for 287 yards.

The reported deal is believed to be six years and $55 million dollars that pays him over a reported $27 million over the first three season and has a guarentee of $16 million.

Walker who came back from a torn knee ligament that shelved him for most of the 2005 season, racked up nice numbers in 2006 with 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns on 69 catches. But hours after the season ended, his teammate Darrent Williams was slain in a drive-by shooting and collapsed into Walker’s arms in the back of a stretch Hummer.

Walker a seven year veteran spent the first four years of his career in Green Bay but was traded on draft day 2006 to the Broncos. The trade was made after Walker being upset with his contract, threatening a holdout and public criticism from the now retired Brett Favre.

Walker’s best season came in 2004 with the Packers when he caught 89 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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One Response to “Walker agrees to deal with the Raiders”

  1. Jesse says:

    Walker’s a great replacement over Porter. And this could be a true hit-or-miss FA pick-up. Walker’s got the talent but his injury history forbades him.
    I remember Walker saying he wanted out of Denver, just like GB, and I’ve never liked how players think they can do what they want with the teams who contract them…but whatever…Walker has had his share of pain.
    Finally, I can actually see Walker going off with the GUNSLINGER Jamarcus Russell, like he did with the Gunslinger Brett Favre, and for a few games with the Gunslinger Jay Cutler…imagine the Silver and Black with an offensive arsenal (if they draft right…)???
    QB: Numero Dos
    RB1: Darren McFadden
    RB2: Justin Fargas
    WR1: Ronald Curry
    WR2: Javon “Move-On” Walker
    WR3: Johnnie Lee Higgins
    TE: Zach Miller

    Almost there…