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|Javon Walker, shown in 2006, is expected to recover from facial injuries and a concussion in time to participate in the Raiders' July training camp.|
|Javon Walker Timeline|
A look at the turbulent past 18 months for new Raiders WR Javon Walker:
• Jan. 1, 2007: Broncos teammate Darrent Williams dies in Walker's arms in downtown Denver.
• Jan. 6: While Williams is buried in Fort Worth, Texas, at a service attended by nearly everyone in the Broncos' organization, Walker reportedly is seen in Las Vegas.
• Aug. 14: HBO airs interview with Walker, who reveals details on Williams' death.
• Sept.: Walker catches 17 passes in the Broncos' first two games but a right knee injury in Denver's third game hinders his performance. Walker misses seven games and has arthroscopic knee surgery.
• Nov./Dec.: Walker plays in Denver's final six games but has just seven catches.
• Dec. 31: The day after Denver's season ends, Walker tells reporters he didn't "fit in" in Denver and wants to leave the team after two seasons.
• Feb. 28, 2008: Broncos cut Walker.
• March 6: Walker signs a six-year, $55 million contract with Oakland.
• June 16: Walker is assaulted in Las Vegas, suffering significant facial injuries.
• June 18: Raiders coach Lane Kiffin says Walker will be ready to practice by the start of training camp next month.
|Rosalind Williams embraces Denver Broncos coach Mike Shanahan at the funeral for her son, Darrent, in 2007. She believes Javon Walker "hasn't allowed himself to grieve" her son's death.|