Perhaps in recognition that he might need another new contract shortly, Walker has changed representation back to Drew Rosenhaus.
Walker’s run in Oakland has been tumultuous on and off the field since the moment he arrived. The latest incident was when he underwent surgery on his chronically bad knee without informing the team.
It’s fair to wonder if he’ll ever recover his ability to separate from defenders after so many knee problems. Walker has totaled just 483 yards over the last two seasons combined.
Walker’s status with the Raiders is uncertain. He’s not expected to be fully ready for the start of training camp, and there is some thought that he won’t even make the team.
With that said, the starting job opposite Chaz Schilens is wide open. Oakland has sunk a lot of money into Walker and a big training camp could allow them to recoup their investment.
If not, Rosenhaus may be looking for a new deal for Walker faster than they both hope.