Former Favre receiver could be joining the Vikings

Wideout Javon Walker hasn’t done much since leaving Green Bay after the 2005 season.  And one of his best seasons came the prior year, when his quarterback was Brett Favre.

Now, the two men could be reunited in Minnesota.  Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Walker is working out for the Vikings.

The history between Favre and Walker includes some rough patches.  When Walker was clamoring in 2005 for a Randy Moss-style contract, Favre made his position clear on the matter — he wanted Walker to get his ass in line.


“If Javon wants to know what his quarterback thinks, and I would think
he might, I’d tell him he’s going about this the wrong way,” Favre told
the Green Bay Press-Gazette after Walker skipped a post-draft minicamp.  “When his agent tells him not to worry
about what his teammates think and all that stuff, I’d tell him I’ve
been around a long time and that stuff will come back to haunt you.”  (Said the guy who hasn’t attended a minicamp or offseason workout of any kind since 2007.)

So Walker showed up, and he promptly tore an ACL in Week 1 while catching a ball thrown by Brett.

Though Walker might have some lingering animosity toward Favre, it’s not as if he has any options. 

If signed, Walker would provide depth to a receiving corps that has been hampered by a hip injury to Sidney Rice and ongoing migraine struggles by Percy Harvin.

101 responses to “Former Favre receiver could be joining the Vikings

  1. While I love the theme of this post, did you write this while bungee jumping, Florio?
    Typos, meet Florio.

  2. Favre said those things back when he was a light side Jedi.
    He’s dark side now…doesn’t follow those rules of honor and honesty.
    But seriously though, I think Florio messed up the quote…either that, or Favre learned his grammar from Asante Samuel.

  3. Please, please, please let this happen. Perhaps if Harvin continues to have health problems, the Vikings can sign Bill Schroeder too.

  4. When I saw the headline I immediately thought of Peter King or Tony Kornheiser. But King would never think of himself as a “former” regarding Brent.

  5. Another Packer cast-off?
    Are they joking?
    Just goes to show who the class of the NFC North really is.

  6. Another Packer cast-off?
    Are they joking?
    Just goes to show who the class of the NFC North really is.

  7. Oh yeah, that would be just perfect. Bring on a guy who has a hard on for Brett so when things don’t go well, he can backstab him.

  8. This cannot be good news for the Vikes….and no, I’m not being a dick.
    It’s quite obvious they’re either getting a “Band-Aid” in position in case Harvin or Rice are out of the picture….short or long term. Yikes.
    I would be calling around further….there has got to be a Plan B better than Walker out there.

  9. Interesting development, not sure how I feel about it, but these are adults we’re talking about here, and they can work out their differences. Walker
    “Said the guy who hasn’t attended a minicamp or offseason workout of any kind since 2007.”
    Oh come on, I wouldn’t say THAT, he’s worked out with those high school kids every year, lol.

  10. he promptly tore an ACL in Week 1 while catch a ball thrown by Brett.
    PROO FREAD —–
    TARD!!!

  11. The Vikings have picked up outsourcing, apparently they have outsourced their personnel department to the Packers.

  12. Percy Harvin is – sadly – done at this point. I can’t see him coming back this year if he’s got migraines so bad he’s puking on the field. They’ve got to do something.
    Pretty comical seeing Favre’s hypocritical take from back then.
    “Do as I say, not as I do”

  13. W.T.F is a “Former Favre receiver”?
    This whole love-in with Bent is getting way-way out of hand. Now receivers are relegated to either being or not being a “Favre reciever”
    Favre and Walker together again would be a REAL treat to watch.
    You cant make this kinda chit up!

  14. I love how cheeseheads think nothing of the fact that Favre was lobbying the Pack to obtain Randy Moss.
    If the Pack make that move, it’s “saavy.”
    If the Vikes obtain a former Packer, it’s “classless.”
    Ahh…..you mega-douches are classic. Thank-you for your fervor. Some of you are the most passionate, subjective SOBs in the game. You make me laugh.
    The NFL is a business & the players are horses. The idea is to get a stable of good horses & ride ’em as long as their good for the utility you need out of them.

  15. So, ok.. Because he is now back with Brett, he supposed to be good again all of the sudden?? Silly, silly, silly..
    5 bucks and a pack of gum says he wont be on the team by second week of regular season..

  16. Wow! This guy is a true head case … without actually having a functioning head.
    I don’t know about SuperBowl, but ladies and gentlemen … we have our two participants for the Showoff Diva Bowl – it’s the Jets taking on the Vikings.
    Good grief!!!

  17. to all u pipsqueek by the books:
    this post was very informative. i read it without noticing any grammar areas and that isnt bc of my lack of intelligence. pipsqueeks.
    use the sight for what its for….football info. why come on and waste ur time with comments like “this article has no merit because the grammar is off”, he forgot two comma’s and an apostrophe. Useless nothings what do u do for a living really? Great post, keep up the info this site is nothing but a great tool for any real football fan.

  18. Frank Winters, Aaron Taylor, Dorsey Levens, and Mark Chumura anyone? Don’t forget Chris Jacke

  19. the edina circus just gets better
    ———————————–
    nice try, but it’s eden prairie. at least know what you’re talking about if you’re gonna take shots.

  20. The shot at Brett is suspect because he made those comments BEFORE 2007, which you whine was the last year he’s been to an off season workout.
    Also, you fail to draw an accurate comparison between Brett’s and Javon’s situations: Brett missed camp from 2007 and beyond because of recuperation from surgeries and/or to save his nearing 40-year-old body. Walker missed camp because he was greedy and didn’t want to wait until his contract was either renewed or restructured (this usually happens to those who are not confident in their abilities). I realize, these differences probably aren’t a big deal to anybody under the age of 35, but anybody with basic reasoning skills can figure out there is a world of difference between not attending training camp when you’re 40 years old and attempting to save your body, and refusing to honor your contract because you find yourself in the unique position of believing you are worth more than what you are being paid.
    Shame on anybody who would even have the audacity to put these two situations on the same plane.

  21. Just goes to show you that no matter what team you come from, the Vikings world class organization is the perfect spot if you want to resurrect your career!
    Simply another indication that the Vikings are the greener pasture. Especially if you come from Green Bay!

  22. xStaticOnRadio says:
    August 20, 2010 2:23 PM
    Favre is a piece of shit hypocrite. Long live Javon Walker.
    MORON!!!

  23. Florio-is-a-tool says:
    August 20, 2010 2:19 PM
    When I saw the headline I immediately thought of Peter King or Tony Kornheiser. But King would never think of himself as a “former” regarding Brent.
    ________________________
    You can add Ed Werder to that list

  24. Walker was a guy with the needed physical tools but with a wedge of cheese between his ears. Maybe five years aways from Green Bay is long enough for him to become a useful football player.
    If not, hey, it was a try out not a commitment.

  25. Minnesota ViQueens are DESPERATE for help at WR… WOW.
    who is next?? Robert Ferguson or Antonio Freeman hahahaha.

  26. Hauschild, last year Favre wasn’t under contract so we can let him off the hook, but he was under contract this year and he mysteriously shows up when training camp had ended – for the third year in a row. Lots of veterans get to save their body and practice less, but they at least show up so their team isn’t in limbo about their playing status. Favre knew his ankle needed surgery, just like he knew his arm needed surgery last year, and yet both years he timed the surgeries so that he could skip the mini-camps and training camp portions of the preseason. Favre’s a great football player, but he is a hypocritical douche.

  27. Wow the vikes are so desperate to win a superbowl they will bring in any scrub huh?

  28. Green n’ Gold says:
    August 20, 2010 2:57 PM
    Talk about desperation, wheels are coming off this team quickly.
    7-9 BOOK IT!!
    ———-
    This team has the same wheels that blindsided the Packers last year.

  29. contra –
    If Javon does sign with Vikes…he came from Oakland…where he came from Denver…where he came from Green Bay.
    FYI.

  30. Anarcho Purplism says:
    August 20, 2010 2:37 PM
    If the Vikes obtain a former Packer, it’s “classless.”
    ___________________________________
    I don’t recall anyone writing it was “classless.” And what would that even mean?? Who would give a shit anyway…? Would a Packer laden championship mean as much to you guys if another 3 or 4 more joined the team…? You know that the asterisk factor would always be there, in the back of your minds anyway. (Won’t matter….never getting there this year).
    The fact that drama queen 4 may have lost one of his top weapons for part or most of the year, if not for good, just goes to show how far-removed you guys are from reality and how knocking on karma’s door with your purple horn can prove fatal. Predicting yourselves the next World Champs before the ageless wonderqueen has yet to throw a pass this season to any receivers older than 17 should have been enough to keep you concerned.
    Wait until old man gimpy is limping around and the offense is down to simply handing the ball off to Adrian Fumbleson…good times.
    If any of you think for one minute that Favre will have anywhere near the season he did last year….you’re kidding yourselves. This will be a 22 TD and 17 INT season….mostly from tipped passes because Lord Fart couldn’t get his timing down with the “pro game” versus Jimmy Senior High. How amazing it will be that he will come unglued bitching at receivers who had their rears in camp while he was getting his timing down with teenie boppers and lawn tractors.
    He will struggle and so will the team.

  31. —————————————
    to all u pipsqueek by the books:
    this post was very informative. i read it without noticing any grammar areas and that isnt bc of my lack of intelligence. pipsqueeks.
    use the sight for what its for….football info. why come on and waste ur time with comments like “this article has no merit because the grammar is off”, he forgot two comma’s and an apostrophe. Useless nothings what do u do for a living really? Great post, keep up the info this site is nothing but a great tool for any real football fan.
    ——————————————-
    After reading your post, it is no wonder you didn’t catch any “grammar areas”, and yes – that is obviously because of your lack of intelligence.
    This is a football site,(not sight), but the “scoops” and stories are more credible if they are written properly, or at least proofread ONCE. Heck, even a spellchecker would be nice for Florio.
    I do love this site, though. I come here every day and read almost every article and comment.
    Rarely do I comment, but I felt it necessary because sometimes the fans that comment on these articles are completely retarded. COMPLETELY.

  32. a much as I hate the Queens, All I see is the upside for them. Low risk, and if he can be half of what he was in 2005 its a win-win.

  33. Stick a fork in Javon-he is done…they ought to sign Terry Holt, he is healthier…(Ok not much)

  34. he promptly tore an ACL in Week 1 while catch a ball thrown by Brett.
    PROO FREAD —–
    TARD!!!
    ———————————————
    Kinda makes me laugh when you misspell proofread…Dumb-ass.
    Last I checked, Javon couldn’t start for the Raiders and their group of no-name receivers. Is this “story” even worth the print effort?

  35. Now if Hauschild could just rephrase that in some ebonics and thow in some third person references to himself (ala Walker) I might believe him.
    Whatever happened to Turd Ferguson? Billy Schroeder was in GB a few weeks back touring the HOF, maybe he’d like a try out too! Oh, oh! What about Freeman, he burned Minny a few years back!
    Oh man, anyone smell that? I think that’s Chili’s new perfume for losers, it’s called Desperation! It has that tinge of a old has been mixed with a just a hint of last year’s failure pawned off as success… Desperation! Buy it early, because it’s not gonna last…

  36. jeremy hurst:
    This is a football site,(not sight), but the “scoops” and stories are more credible if they are written properly, or at least proofread ONCE. Heck, even a spellchecker would be nice for Florio.
    I dont think that sentence warranted a double comma. Can you advise as to why you did that? I wasn’t able to understand the rest of your post because of it. But you got the point of mine, bad grammar or not so eat a d*ck.

  37. jeremy:
    your brain is so tuned into by-the-book, it would be a surprise to me if u made it outta ur house in the am.

  38. @LBPACKFAN
    That clip makes me laugh every time, Paul Allen is the best of the best. If you were hoping to illicit a heated response from Vikes fans by posting that, I’m sorry but you’re out of luck because those wounds healed long long ago.

  39. Yeah – bring in the guy who Favre chastised for holding out of camp.
    You gotta love it, can’t make this stuff up. That’s me high-fiving you, Ted Thompson. Thanks for making the Vikings look more stupid by the minute.

  40. If Rogers goes down, the Holy Pack Faithful will all be screaming for Garcia, Elway, Montana, Young, Hornung, Warner, Stabler, George (you stockholders, don’t lie; in secret you’ll be seriously asking about his arm). Anyone that has more experience than the rest of the bench of QBs.
    If Raji goes down, they’ll scream for another experienced NT. If, heaven forbid, Jennings falters or Bulaga starts slow, listen to the bitching then. They DESERVE quality players! They’re the HOLY PACKERS! They play at Lambeau FIELD!!!
    They get to throw a bunch of stones here, but if the shoe goes on the other foot, watch how the Holy Wailing will begin…..The Ordained 13th Lombardi (genuflect) will be in jeopardy!

  41. Please sign Walker! One more treat for Gregg Williams to target in our soon to be week one blowout of the Vikes.

  42. I thought Sterling too, but he’s too smart this. But what about the self proclaimed “Mr. Excitement” Walter Stanley?
    If you haven’t heard of “Mr. Excitement” well, there’s a reason for it. Exciting isn’t always synonymous with good.

  43. Please, please, please let this happen. Perhaps if Harvin continues to have health problems, the Vikings can sign Bill Schroeder too.
    Screw Schroeder what about Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman

  44. This a a GREAT pick up for the Vikes. Everyone knows that Javon is going to be just fine the farther you keep him away from Vegas. (end sarcasm).

  45. This a a GREAT pick up for the Vikes. Everyone knows that Javon is going to be just fine the farther you keep him away from Vegas. (end sarcasm).

  46. re: (Said the guy who hasn’t attended a minicamp or offseason workout of any kind since 2007.)
    None of his teammates have ever complained about this Florio. You Moron. The only people making an issue of this are you idiots in the media.

  47. “Do as I say, not as I do”
    _______________________
    Don’t mean to pee in anyone’s haterade, but if you actually thought about it, you’d realize there’s a huge difference between what a rookie just entering an offensive system needs to do and what a 40 year old qb with 15 or 16 years of experience with the offensive system needs to do.

  48. goombar2 says:
    August 20, 2010 3:47 PM
    Oh man, anyone smell that? I think that’s Chili’s new perfume for losers, it’s called Desperation! It has that tinge of a old has been mixed with a just a hint of last year’s failure pawned off as success… Desperation! Buy it early, because it’s not gonna last…
    ————————————————–
    I think you have obviously and totaly forgot about the ass whopping we put on you twice last year.. That was NOT failure pawned off…
    Watch the opening night and you will see brees being given smelling salts ans then the next day at practice, your over-rated QB will be like a deer in head-lights cause he knows what is going to happen to him when we play you fools… You did NOTHING to improce your O’line… and we know know alabout your D

  49. the time to worry is if pcker fans ever STOP venting their rage and fury on viking threads cause that would mean the pckers somehow managed to beat the vikes or win the division. until then it’s just another season of the little minnows nipping at the tail of the big shark.
    12TimeWorldChamps says: August 20, 2010 4:05 PM
    That’s me ball-washing you, Ted Thompson! Thanks for being a fellow knobgobbler and giving me a reason to be interested in the NFL!
    ————————————
    12, just we all understand this, you don’t care at all that the packers only have 2 winning seasons and 1 playoff win since thompson has been g.m., but you’re literally in love with the only gay g.m. in the league?? and you claim this is just a coincidence???

  50. Contra says:
    August 20, 2010 3:21 PM
    This team has the same wheels that blindsided the Packers last year.
    ——————————————
    Only that team had tires on the wheels.

  51. Okay this is getting ridiculous. Do the Vikings even have a team??? It is more like Packers rejects, Part Deux!
    Please note how many former Viking players are on the Packers….

  52. SJ Apollo:
    You’re not grasping the point – not only did Favre have surgery a while back to remove bone spurs and recently found out he had a new spur since surgery (not only that, but he has pain in the ankle unlike his biceps surgery from last season where the pain eventually subsided – he was waiting for the pain in his ankle to subside like his arm, and eventually had to deal with the fact the pain would always be there.), but the situations of Favre’s the past few years and Javon Walker’s – when he needed more money – are completely different.
    What is so difficult to grasp here? Were you not aware of this, or can you not understand the differences, or do you simply not want to understand because you’re filled with hate???

  53. It’s prudent of the vikings to have options but WOW! Javon Walker?
    vikes receiving core just got worse.

  54. Minnesota Vikings once again enamored with all the deal at yard sales in Green Bay….another low-budget find off the heap!

  55. chilly is then a “current favre receiver”.
    maybe javon will start retiring and unretiring every year…
    ralph i have been to both. it’s durn cold either way. it wasnt worth yer vitriol. but please play again, florio needs the hits. he has to go buy milk per the missus.
    schroeder can teach all day to handle the ball better.

  56. Packerz1 says:
    August 20, 2010 4:54 PM
    Okay this is getting ridiculous. Do the Vikings even have a team??? It is more like Packers rejects, Part Deux!
    Please note how many former Viking players are on the Packers….
    ———–
    While you are at it, please note how many playoff wins the Packers have WITHOUT Viking players on their team.

  57. Packerz1 says:
    August 20, 2010 4:54 PM
    Okay this is getting ridiculous. Do the Vikings even have a team??? It is more like Packers rejects, Part Deux!
    Please note how many former Viking players are on the Packers….
    __________________________________
    Brett Favre made us sign Koren Robinson so he coule mentor him on how to give up the booze….but thats about it.

  58. I remember all the press at that time, was the first time BF had ever done anything like that. He was even mum back at the Chmura mess. He should have kept his mouth shut and to this day I wonder why he chose to start “opining” at that particular point. I know Javon was ALREADY miserable with organization, and hated the city of Green Bay, lamenting that there was nothing else to do there. He also had issues with the coaching or front office or something. I think he had just come off a dynamite season but was way short of contract ending.
    Sad it ended that way. Javon was absolutely electric – I simply could not believe that somebody, somewhere inside that org, couldn’t have done something to amelioriate the situation.
    I’d like to have been a fly on the wall today when they first spotted each other.

  59. The Vikings may be located in Eden Prairie but Favre is certainly more suited for Edina. Every one knows that Edina is an acronym for: Every Day I Need Attention.

  60. I’m thinking the Vikes need to sign Kittrick Taylor next….he caught the TD that launched Favre’s career, he might as well be part of the cosmically laughable end of it…

  61. “J Walk has less field then in 3 years, then his hotel in room in Vegas.”
    ________________________________
    What? Is there an English version of this comment?

  62. It’s funny to watch the vike fans have their meltdown here… Can’t wait to watch that first vike game of the season now!

  63. goombar2 – meltdown? It seems to me that most of the comments on this or any article relating to the Vikings are Puker fans still acting butt-hurt over Favre signing with the Vikes last year. I can’t wait to watch the Vikes crush the Packers twice again and win the North again.

  64. goombar2 says: August 20, 2010 6:09 PM
    It’s funny to watch the vike fans have their meltdown here… Can’t wait to watch that first vike game of the season now!
    *************************
    wow, classic projection. nobody hears any vike fans having any “meltdown”, only the packers and everybody else who finished below the vikes screaming angrily once again. if you hate finishing behind the vikes that much stop blaming the vikes for it and start blaming your g.m. for it.

  65. # Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: August 20, 2010 6:51 PM
    goombar2 says: August 20, 2010 6:09 PM
    wow, classic projection. nobody hears any vike fans having any “meltdown”, only the packers and everybody else who finished below the vikes screaming angrily once again. if you hate finishing behind the vikes that much stop blaming the vikes for it and start blaming your g.m. for it.
    —————————————————-
    No matter how many times you say it, it still won’t be true. Get out of moms basement.

  66. glad I’m not a Viking fan…the whole organization is pathetic.
    Farve drops back to pass (WHY!!!!!)…throws it to a Saint…game over! (COME HERE FAT MINNESOTA WIFE SO I CAN BEAT YOU)

  67. “Nowadays you’re seeing more and more guys pulling that stunt,” Favre said. “If guys continue to do that and are successful getting away with it, then I’ll be gone, but I think the game will be ruined. My reaction to Javon’s situation was, ‘Here we go again.’
    “Javon has tremendous potential. We got to see some of that last year. The sky’s the limit for that guy, and I’d be the first to defend him, but he’s going about it the wrong way. What happened to honoring your contract and saying, ‘Let’s work as a team to see if we can get this done?’ Why not go about it that way?
    “Maybe I’m old-school, but I always thought you honor a contract. Sure, sometimes guys pass you up in salary, and maybe it’s a lesser player, but it’s all based on what a team has as far as value in that person. “I sure hope the Packers don’t give into him,” Favre said.

  68. ClayMath52 says:
    In other news Taco Wallace thinks Javon Walker sucks.
    I was wondering when the Vikings would be giving ol’ Taco a call. Wallace may not have the notoriety of Walker, but he is an ex-Packer, has done at least as much in the last two years as “Mo’ Money” Walker and all the while has been able to keep his ego in check!

  69. trav says: August 21, 2010 12:51 PM
    f—packer fans are p—ed and jealous that favre is not a packer anymore and now they r stuck with a skinny pencil neck c–k sucking f—ot.and for javon walker its his rebirth to being great.and no matter what the vikings will still win the division. tel then packer fans shut up tell u with the division again ohh and wipe the back of your legs you have brown s— running down them.
    ————————————————————————-
    This is just a wild guess…but do you play the banjo up in Brainerd?

  70. Vikes8480 says: August 20, 2010 6:37 PM
    Hey LBPACKFAN
    How about Freddie Mitchell?
    http://www .youtube.com/watch?v =n1FuF85O4Q8
    _________________
    Whoa, dude, how dare you. I don’t remember that play happening. Brett Favre single handedly lost that game for the Packers, remember? That’s what every Packer fan says now that Favre is a Viking. He choked that game away all by himself, just like the NFCC game in’07, where Favre kept getting burned by Plax Burress and gave up 140+ yards to him in the first half, only to refuse to make adjustments on how to cover Plax. That’s how it went, everyone knows Favre is to blame for all of that.
    4th and 26, that’s a funny joke, but it never happened. Just ask any Packer fan.

  71. Javon was thenext biggest alligator arm receiver next to that dude in philly. I was GLAD to see walker traded to denver. After javon left brett he did NOTHING. Brett made him a superstar (when he had an undefended catch, otherwise he usually gave it up to the defender).
    In this case vikes would be better off with antonio freeman over JW, at least freeman would fight for a catch.

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