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.