Friday, November 13, 2009
Report: Walker wants out of Oakland
By Bill Williamson
Oakland receiver Javon Walker has asked to be released, according to the Oakland Tribune.
Walker is frustrated that he has not been allowed to make an impact this season. He insists he is healthy and ready to make an impact.
The Raiders are thirsty for help from their receivers. According to ESPN Stats & Information, they have thrown to their receivers the second fewest amount of times in the NFL. They have started two rookie receivers all season. Still, Walker has been a nonfactor.
It remains to be seen whether the Raiders will grant Walker’s request. He isn’t playing much, so it doesn’t seem like it would affect the team one way or another.
Walker has been a major bust since he signed a huge contract prior to the 2008 season. He took a major pay cut to stay in Oakland this season.