Receiver Javon Walker doesn’t want to play for the Raiders any longer.
Hell, we’d forgotten that he still does.
Per Steve Corkran of the Oakland Tribune, Walker thinks he can still be a productive player.
He can’t do it from the sidelines, however.
“[I]t’s not that
I can’t play,” Walker said earlier this week. “I can play. From everyone who sees me at practice, I
still got it going on.”
Walker hasn’t played because the Raiders have opted to go younger at receiver. And coach Tom Cable seems to want to keep Walker around.
“If you get an injury here, an
injury there, then he’s the next guy,” Cable said of Walker. “That has kind of
been his role in this whole thing.”
Walker’s desire to be dumped occurs after Walker accepted in late February a significantly reduced contract in order to stay with the team. If he’d merely said “no,” his present wish would have been granted months ago.
But even if his wish is granted now, we’re not sure anyone else will want him. He has had only two solid showings in eight NFL seasons, and he simply hasn’t been the same since the night of Darrent Williams’ murder.