This is from Rotoworld. His knee injuries all year are a screaming red flag:
Javon Walker said Monday that he believes it might be in the Broncos' best interests to trade him this offseason.
"It's not that they don't want me here, but I just don't think it's the best fit for me," Walker told the AP before his exit interview with coach Mike Shanahan. "If it's not the best situation for me, it's the best situation for Brandon Marshall," he added. Walker's contract and knee make him nearly untradeable, and Walker said he won't restructure his deal.
This would not surprise me, especially with the emergence of Brandon Marshall. But I will leave the degree of its possibility up to the people who know more about contracts and salary cap implications.
No demands, but Walker hints he may want to be dealt By Lee Rasizer, Rocky Mountain News Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Javon Walker wants out.
Or maybe he doesn't.
What was clear in a final Broncos locker room interview that frequently lacked clarity is the receiver doesn't believe he's a "fit" and would be receptive to moving on this offseason.
"What it boils down to at this point is I've got to go where the best fit is for me," he said.
Walker, after a contract snit and a season-ending knee injury in 2005, previously forced the Green Bay Packers' hands by going public with a promise never to play for the franchise again. He was dealt to Denver on draft day in April 2006 and emerged with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.
At various points, Walker appeared to be trying to go public with his dissatisfaction Monday, saying, "You all will see me somewhere along down the road in another situation."
But when asked directly if he was going to ask to be dealt, he was murky.
"Um, well, you know what, it depends on them. If they deal me, yeah," he said. "If not, then it's a good thing. Whatever helps them out."
Walker's contract will need to be addressed regardless. His salary-cap figure for 2008 is $7.05 million. But getting rid of him would accelerate prorated monies to the tune of $8 million, plus a significant penalty for not picking up part of the $5.4 million in bonuses he'll be owed in the coming months.
Walker started the season as the team's No. 1 receiver but struggled after having a cyst removed. He recently estimated he was at 75 percent health but would return fully next season. He finished with 26 catches for 246 yards and two touchdowns.
He started in place of injured Brandon Stokley in Sunday's win against Minnesota and had two catches for 16 yards.
Asked what kind of system would fit him in the future, Walker pointed to his former team.
"Green Bay made me who I was for a team like this to want to bring me here," he said. "Maybe it takes a team like that to go back."
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Walker an eagle would do wonders for Westbrook ...and i guess McNabb. I wouldn't mind him as a wing man for Andre Johnson in houston though. Walker will contribute big time where ever he plays. I don't understand why he would be upset with the Broncos though. Unless he is just preparing mentally for a trade or something to that affect.
eagles pick had to be not just better, but significantly better for the Packers to send him I remember, as they didn't want him on the Eagles. Now, I don't see the point in trading him from Denver's spot.
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