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Source: Al Davis talked Raiders WR Walker out of retiring

Updated: August 3, 2008, 8:33 PM ET
By Chris Mortensen | ESPN.com

Oakland Raiders receiver Javon Walker, struggling with his performance during training camp, told the team on Thursday he intended to retire and offered to return his $11 million signing bonus.

According to a source, Raiders owner Al Davis persuaded Walker to remain with the team.

Walker signed a six-year, $55 million deal with Oakland in the offseason after a trying 2007 marked by a knee injury.

Walker has been at practice the past two days and apparently ...

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