Javon Walker wants to get out of Oakland
Javon Walker, signed by the Raiders in 2008 to be their No. 1 receiver, has asked for his release.
The veteran wideout is looking for a chance to resurrect his NFL career with a team interested in a former Pro Bowl player who believes he is in his prime. Nowadays, he is nothing more than an afterthought on the Raiders.
"That would be nice," Walker said earlier this week, "because, the thing about it is, it's not that I can't play. I can play. From everyone who sees me at practice, I still got it going on."
Thursday was an exception, as Walker left practice early with a hamstring injury.
Walker struggled through his first season with the Raiders. He battled another hamstring injury most of training camp last year, missed the first game, then caught only 15 passes in eight games before a season-ending ankle injury.
Walker has overcome surgeries on his ankle and knee within the past year and said he has worked his way back into the best shape of his eight-year NFL career. But he hasn't caught a pass through the first eight games.