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Walker's two-year haul "only" $14 million

NFL_walker1.jpgAmid widespread reports that the Raiders paid receiver Javon Walker $21 million for two years of football, multiple sources with knowledge of the contract tells us that, in reality, Walker received “only” $14 million for 2008 and 2009.

Walker appeared in eight games during his first year, and in only three in 2009.  He caught 15 passes in 2008 and none in his second season.

So he didn’t earn $1.4 million per catch.  He made $933,000.

The deal initially was reported as being a six-year, $55 million contract with $27 million paid in the first three years and $16 million guaranteed.  In 2009, Walker took a dramatic pay cut, giving up a $5 million roster bonus and cutting $22 million off his base salaries over the balance of the deal, including a reduction in his 2009 pay from $4 million to $2 million.  The move by Walker was not as charitable as it was pragmatic; without the reduction, he would have been dumped.

While we haven’t seen the specific breakdown for the first two years of the deal, the cuts from 2009 saved $7 million, which we assume accounts for the difference between $21 million and $14 million.

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45 Responses to “Walker's two-year haul "only" $14 million”
  1. thegaterecords says: Mar 9, 2010 7:22 AM

    Stupid Raiders LOL I love seein this kind of news!

  2. wryly1 says: Mar 9, 2010 7:30 AM

    Green Bay knew Walker was just an average-at-best receiver who was more interested in getting paid than he was capable of producing on the field.

  3. Emoney says: Mar 9, 2010 8:17 AM

    Its unbelieveable where this guys career path took him. Had he just kept his mouth shut and played out his contract in GB, who knows how much better he could have been. Favre made this guy.

  4. Chickenfoot says: Mar 9, 2010 8:19 AM

    Yeah, and the Packers could predict his injuries too…..turd!

  5. pkrjones says: Mar 9, 2010 8:20 AM

    Way to go, Al… this was money WELL spent – $933,333 per reception over the last 2 years.

  6. tatum32 says: Mar 9, 2010 8:20 AM

    # thegaterecords says: March 9, 2010 7:22 AM
    Stupid Raiders LOL I love seein this kind of news!
    That only means we probably used to beat the s#$t out of whatever team you cheered for.
    LOVE THE HATE.
    Keep it up.
    RAIDER MOTHER%&KING NATION for life!

  7. pkrjones says: Mar 9, 2010 8:20 AM

    Way to go, Al… this was money WELL spent – $933,333 per reception over the last 2 years.

  8. Nevisyakker says: Mar 9, 2010 8:22 AM

    And the Raiders cut away another tumor bought and paid for by the Alzheimer’s king.
    Even at a mere 14 million that has to go down as one of the worst investments a franchise has ever made.

  9. 2Legit says: Mar 9, 2010 8:45 AM

    # thegaterecords says: March 9, 2010 7:22 AM
    Stupid Raiders LOL I love seein this kind of news!
    That only means we probably used to beat the s#$t out of whatever team you cheered for.
    LOVE THE HATE.
    Keep it up.
    RAIDER MOTHER%&KING NATION for life!
    LMAO i loved how you threw “USED TO” into that sentence. the raiders, the owner and the “rayduh nation”= laughing stock of the leauge.

  10. east96street says: Mar 9, 2010 8:47 AM

    What’s truly amazing is the guy walks into the owner’s office, tells Al he made a mistake by signing him, and offers to give the money back. And Al refused. When does a guy that is just awful ever own up to it and offer to void his contract and walk away? Never happens! One time it does and the Raiders say “No”. By far the worse free agent signing ever and it won’t be topped because the Raiders made the same mistake, with the same guy, twice.

  11. highplainsdrifter says: Mar 9, 2010 8:48 AM

    tatum32 says:
    March 9, 2010 8:20 AM
    That only means we probably used to beat the s#$t out of whatever team you cheered for.
    LOVE THE HATE.
    Keep it up.
    RAIDER MOTHER%&KING NATION for life!
    Man its a sad indictment of the raiders when the best their fans can do is bring up the 70’s.

  12. Swedish Mafia says: Mar 9, 2010 8:49 AM

    tatum32….yeah…keep up the “we USED to beat the s#&t out of you” stuff….it makes us all laugh. Maybe you did…but now you suck and your owner is a complete idiot.

  13. superbowl says: Mar 9, 2010 9:07 AM

    Favre made this guy like he made Sharpe, Brooks, Billy Schroader, Jennings (mr Elite reciever and NFL playmaker with 4TD’s last years) and the list goes on….

  14. INVAIDUH says: Mar 9, 2010 9:16 AM

    tatum32 is on the money kids….
    There was life before 1990..
    Pound sand ’till ya choke.
    GFY..
    RAIDER NATION.

  15. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Mar 9, 2010 9:19 AM

    Hey chickenfoot,
    Stick to the Queens reports you Douche, no body on this site give a hoot about your opinion.

  16. Silver Back says: Mar 9, 2010 9:29 AM

    Superbowl. Check Greg Jennings stats 2 years ago. Favre was busy making the Jets receivers amazing….wait…nevermind.

  17. The Troof says: Mar 9, 2010 9:34 AM

    STALEY NATION used to beat on all of you AS WELL.
    DECATUR STALEY’S FOR LIFE TO ALL YOU HATERS!!!!

  18. RaiderRedleg says: Mar 9, 2010 9:43 AM

    Whatever the total money lost and WHATEVER the Raider Haters say…HOPEFULLY Mr. Davis has learned his lesson about trying to bring in big money Free Agents.
    Mr. Davis hasn’t had ANY success with FA since the Gruden era (Gannon, Ron Woodson, Garner, Rice types) and if he continues to refuse to hire a GM he NEVER WILL.
    The only way the Raiders will get back to .500 level football or above WITH Mr. Davis deciding ALL personnel decisions is to focus on the draft and ONLY picking up free agent “role players/veteran minimum” guys and keep the team young.

  19. superbowl says: Mar 9, 2010 9:44 AM

    Yes, when Favre was the QB; jennings put up some amazing stats and WAS (past tense) a playmaker – 12td’s good year. This year 4 td… if you were a real fan of team and had your eyes open, rather than drinking from the ARI FLEISHER KOOLAID machine installed at all wisconsin gas stations you would realize what the hell Jennings is (and for the record – I am not bashing AROD, my opinion of him is he is Young to Montana – both damn good QB’s) J
    ennings got rich and paid from Favre now he is fat and lazy,,, just like freeman and so on.. in fact the only guy that worked for it up there is and was Driver.
    4Td’s… is that a playmaker to you?

  20. ClayMath52 says: Mar 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    I was devistated to see this guy leave GB. He was an awesome reciever until the night club incident…then the Vegas incedent. No one could have predicted the outcomes when he left GB.

  21. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 9:54 AM

    superbowl says:
    March 9, 2010 9:07 AM
    Jennings (mr Elite reciever and NFL playmaker with 4TD’s last years)
    ————————-
    Nevermind that he’s had more catches and yards with Rodgers than he ever had with Favre.. But I suppose it’s all in the stats and how you want to skew them.

  22. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 10:12 AM

    The Raiders got a pretty raw deal here, but I feel like I’m the one who really got screwed. Seriously, Walker only had 15 more catches than I did, and they didn’t pay me shit.

  23. raidermot says: Mar 9, 2010 10:26 AM

    As a Raider fan living in California…..
    I get to see my tax dollars and my cap dollars get wasted and spent without using any common sense or reasonable expectation of results.
    Buying a Raider ticket? Throwing good money after bad. Benching a healthy Javon Walker for almost all of the 2009 season. Why? Some sort of revenge. Yeah, let him collect his game checks, that will teach him a lesson.

  24. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 10:26 AM

    superbowl says:
    March 9, 2010 9:44 AM
    Yes, when Favre was the QB; jennings put up some amazing stats and WAS (past tense) a playmaker – 12td’s good year. This year 4 td… if you were a real fan of team and had your eyes open, rather than drinking from the ARI FLEISHER KOOLAID machine installed at all wisconsin gas stations you would realize what the hell Jennings is (and for the record – I am not bashing AROD, my opinion of him is he is Young to Montana – both damn good QB’s) J
    ennings got rich and paid from Favre now he is fat and lazy,,, just like freeman and so on.. in fact the only guy that worked for it up there is and was Driver.
    4Td’s… is that a playmaker to you?
    ———————————-
    53 catches, 920 yards. Is that a playmaker to you?
    2007 (with Favre):
    53 catches, 920 yards, 12 TDs
    2008 (with Rodgers):
    80 catches, 1292 yards, 9 TDs
    2009 (with Rodgers):
    68 catches, 1113 yards, 4 TDs
    Stats can be used to show whatever you want.. Especially when you leave out key information. Hell, if you only want to look at TDs, Willis McGahee was a star tailback last season. But in reality, he had 544 yards all season.
    To answer your question, yes. Jennings is a playmaker. 11th in the league in 20+ yard catches, 7th in the league in 40+ yard catches and a 16.4 yard average. By definition, that’s a playmaker. Just because Rodgers didn’t have tunnel vision for Jennings at the goal line doesn’t mean “Favre made Jennings” and he’s no longer a playmaker. Take your head out of your ass long enough to understand that.

  25. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 10:27 AM

    The Troof says:
    March 9, 2010 9:34 AM
    STALEY NATION used to beat on all of you AS WELL.
    DECATUR STALEY’S FOR LIFE TO ALL YOU HATERS!!!!
    ————————-
    Hilarious.

  26. superbowl says: Mar 9, 2010 10:33 AM

    Jimicos,
    You better look at the 2007 season with FAVRE and then life after favre..
    again, NOT BLAMING RODGERS. it is just called LEADERSHIP. DO you know what that is or do you drink KOOLAID and give yourself enemas with the crap?

  27. KingJoe! says: Mar 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    This is all Brett Farve’s fault. If Farve had shut the f up when Walker was holding out, Walker would have been paid years ago and not have torn his ACL during training camp of that year. Brett Farve is to blame.

  28. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Mar 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    Actually, talent wise Javon Walker is a huge talent….more than alot of receivers out there…He has mental issues and obviously had some key injuries, but the unfortunate thing is he never rebounded…but for people to say he was overrated or never was good on the field is plain silly….He was a pro bowl receiver talent, that just didnt pan out! too bad too

  29. cjonesenterprises says: Mar 9, 2010 10:53 AM

    Yes, when Favre was the QB; jennings put up some amazing stats and WAS (past tense) a playmaker – 12td’s good year. This year 4 td… if you were a real fan of team and had your eyes open, rather than drinking from the ARI FLEISHER KOOLAID machine installed at all wisconsin gas stations you would realize what the hell Jennings is (and for the record – I am not bashing AROD, my opinion of him is he is Young to Montana – both damn good QB’s) J
    ennings got rich and paid from Favre now he is fat and lazy,,, just like freeman and so on.. in fact the only guy that worked for it up there is and was Driver.
    4Td’s… is that a playmaker to you?
    ______________________________
    Really? Rodgers spends half the season on his back and you’re wondering why his receivers’ statistics suffered? Watch the tape. Jennings and Driver both had more YAC than any tandem in the league. That’s what a playmaker is.

  30. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 11:03 AM

    superbowl says:
    March 9, 2010 10:33 AM
    Jimicos,
    You better look at the 2007 season with FAVRE and then life after favre..
    again, NOT BLAMING RODGERS. it is just called LEADERSHIP. DO you know what that is or do you drink KOOLAID and give yourself enemas with the crap?
    —————————-
    OK, so it was Rodgers’ leadership that caused the defense to give up an extra 100 points in 2008. Thanks for clarifying that, dicknose.

  31. PackerFanTastic says: Mar 9, 2010 11:50 AM

    @superbowl – No way did Favre make Sharpe. If Favre didn’t have Sharpe to bail him out in the first few seasons with the Pack he would have had twice as many INTs as he did. Favre relied almost exclusively on Sharpe. Sharpe had more to do with making Favre than the other way around.

  32. JSpicoli says: Mar 9, 2010 1:10 PM

    I’ll never apologize for my team being willing to role the dice. At least we send dough.
    Kwame Harris was worse.
    Rich Gannon was possibly the best FA pickup of all time.
    Ellis was cut because his knees and our 3rd round draft choice Matt Shaugnessy, is a stud, who showed it on the field last year. But you never read about that in the National media about us, they are too busy with their hands down each others pants lol’ing, trying to stir up shiite.

  33. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 1:33 PM

    With all due respect, Spicoli, you don’t need to stir up shit when it comes to the Raiders. You’ve got a coach roughing up his assistants, a guy making a million dollars per catch (Walker), another guy making a million dollars per drop (Heyward-Bey) and a $61 million QB who sucks.
    And Lording over it all is an egomaniacal owner who actually encourages in subordination. Hollywood couldn’t come up with this.
    http://i158.photobucket.com/albums/t111/jimicos/Football/crazy_al.jpg

  34. tango says: Mar 9, 2010 1:41 PM

    Another of many that confirms Al died years ago !

  35. Kevin from Philly says: Mar 9, 2010 1:58 PM

    RaiderRedLeg, INVAIDUH and Tatum32,
    Make sure you get the reward money from Vox for letting him off the hook as the dumbest poster on PFT.

  36. shaggytoodle says: Mar 9, 2010 3:13 PM

    Where are the TT bashers saying how dumb GB was to trade J Walk to the Broncos. Then they traded down AGAIN and didn’t take “first round talent” Chad Jackson, instead GB wound up with that loser Greg Jennings. TT can never get anything right.

  37. ACDC84 says: Mar 9, 2010 3:42 PM

    “Where are the TT bashers saying how dumb GB was to trade J Walk to the Broncos. Then they traded down AGAIN and didn’t take “first round talent” Chad Jackson, instead GB wound up with that loser Greg Jennings. TT can never get anything right.”
    Hey shaggy, why ruin some good old Thompson bashing with some insightful truths?!?! Add the Walker/Jennings exchange to the long list of good moves by Thompson that are considered taboo around these parts.
    And for all the TT haters, find me ONE GM who hasn’t had more bad free agent signings or draft picks than good ones.

  38. packers4life says: Mar 9, 2010 4:10 PM

    Walker is actually still on a NFL team? Who would of thought?

  39. raidersteve413 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:13 PM

    how funny will it be when raiders win the superbowl this year. I love that all the media hates the raiders so much. This website hates the raiders sooo uch, I think they are steelers fans cause you dont see much headlines about how big ben rapes chicks.*
    and espn hates the raiders more than anything in the world. You ever hear that gorrilla tom jackson and thaT overated cris carter talk about them! Then you got N FL network you got lombardi who is still pissed raiders fired him and warren sapp another fat gorrilla taking as much sots they can at the raiders, Its funny none of them pick on the lions or rams though

  40. 1nationraidernation says: Mar 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    well in all reality, Javon avg $ per catch was a bargain compared to DHB…
    but I still have faith, fixing the right side of the 0-line will do wonders for DHB, J-RUss, and D-mac. All three of those guys need an o-line to perform as expected.

  41. jimicos says: Mar 9, 2010 4:30 PM

    raidersteve413 says:
    March 9, 2010 4:13 PM
    how funny will it be when raiders win the superbowl this year.
    ————————
    How funny will it be when you wake up and clean up that sticky mess in your bed.

  42. sniperhare says: Mar 9, 2010 5:33 PM

    Why would they pay him that much if they weren’t going to use him?

  43. JustDieBaby says: Mar 9, 2010 5:38 PM

    I wanna know how much John Herrera gets paid to change Al Davis depends diapers.
    NFL record 7 years in a row with at least 11 L’s. Thats Al “Commitment To Excrement”.

  44. raidersteve413 says: Mar 9, 2010 8:16 PM

    that sticky mess is from your sister.
    she loves it. did you know your sister likes black guys? you should see her beg for it.

  45. jimicos says: Mar 10, 2010 3:09 PM

    raidersteve413 says:
    March 9, 2010 8:16 PM
    that sticky mess is from your sister.
    she loves it. did you know your sister likes black guys? you should see her beg for it.
    ————————–
    Sorry to break the news to you, but I don’t have a sister. I have a brother.
    Congratulations, you’re out of the closet.

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