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Vikings make Javon Walker signing official

When we first mentioned Javon Walker’s imminent signing on Monday, we doubted Walker would even make the Vikings roster, much less make a big impact.

He’s got a better chance now with Sidney Rice likely to miss half the season, but we’d still say Walker is a long shot to matter.  There’s a reason Walker was still available as a free agent — his knees haven’t been remotely right since 2006.

Consider Walker a flier; the Vikings don’t really lose anything by signing him and cutting him a few weeks later.  Running back Ryan Moats was waived to make room on the roster.

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  1. shaggytoodle says: Aug 24, 2010 12:41 PM

    That recieving core is going to patchwork, for atleast the first half, I honestly don’t know if Harvin will be able to play all games just based on the migraines and collapsing recently having issues traveling at times. So hopefully Favre won’t audible out of all the run plays that he will need to call.

  2. Mac says: Aug 24, 2010 12:42 PM

    Stay outta the dark alleys Javon, the fruits and nuts in Minneapolis won’t beat the crap out of you like the Vegas punks did; they’ll do worse.

  3. shaggytoodle says: Aug 24, 2010 12:51 PM

    I read that he was linked to HGH, that Galea performed, surgery on him in jerusalem. They had to do it there, because the operation was not legal in U.S. or Canada.

  4. swashbuccaler says: Aug 24, 2010 1:09 PM

    Maybe he can be the second receiver that recovers their career after rotting away in Oakland.

  5. irishgary says: Aug 24, 2010 1:10 PM

    Where’s Contra?
    Isn’t this where he usually post “Championship”?

  6. murray22 says: Aug 24, 2010 1:14 PM

    Javon got criticized by Favre in Green Bay for threatening a hold out after his one big season. He injured his knee almost immediately after coming back and that was the end of his career in Green Bay.

  7. goombar2 says: Aug 24, 2010 1:16 PM

    Ha ha ha! Oh man! Lie upon lies!
    First they tell Rice to say he’s running at full speed. Then they tell coaches to lie about the three running to pick up Favre. Then they lie about the schism. Favre is lying about the ankle and the secret meating where he goes out and blabs… Like Favre telling other not to talk about things said behind closed doors makes any sense?!? Favre’s done that all the time! Now they’re getting Javon Walker!
    The worst is lying to their fans that these guys are Super Bowl contenders all to get a stadium built.
    Now their fans can’t even come on to talk smack about beating the the Lions! So much for beating NO… Now there fans are like Who said DAT? Lucky if Favre doesn’t turn around and sue your butts!

  8. SSgtLMJ says: Aug 24, 2010 1:18 PM

    Bloodbath on september 9th…all I can say!

  9. Blackbeard says: Aug 24, 2010 1:26 PM

    Walker is barely walking nowadays…I have seen peg-legged men move faster.

  10. va4favre says: Aug 24, 2010 1:29 PM

    I hope that this works out for him. Walker’s had a tough time. He played great with Favre before in GB. I think Rice will be back in less time than specified. He has to be on the field to get his contract increased. He was already exercising on his bike last night.

  11. jimmySee says: Aug 24, 2010 1:42 PM

    Hey Hey — Al Harris can cover Walker! Harris only has one bum knee!

  12. INTENSEG says: Aug 24, 2010 1:49 PM

    SSgtLMJ says:
    August 24, 2010 1:18 PM
    Bloodbath on september 9th…all I can say!
    ————————————————————-
    I agree I’m smelling a big fat juicy 40 burger the grill on Sept 9th. WHO DAT!!!!

  13. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 24, 2010 1:49 PM

    Bringing in Hutchinson and Allen was clearly brilliant.
    Sadly, every Minnesota player acquisition since then has been increasingly more and more desperate, and this particular one is nothing but laughable in that regard.
    Spielman should leave the worthless bargain-basement FA signings to the master of it, Ted, and instead trade one of his many, many QBs for a backup WR that hasn’t already washed out of the league.
    If Walker is still on the opening-day roster, you can stick a fork in the Vikings.

  14. nutnbutnet says: Aug 24, 2010 1:58 PM

    This is great! Brett and Javon can catch up on the good old days.

  15. Calistin says: Aug 24, 2010 1:59 PM

    Robert Ferguson is next. And then probably Don Bebee, or maybe Bill Schroder?
    Hell, they’ll probably have Brett try to talk Sterling out of retirement.

  16. GobiasINC_1 says: Aug 24, 2010 2:08 PM

    Calistin, no way is the high and mighty Lord Favre lowering himself to talk Sterling Sharpe out of retirement. His excellence will send his peasants Longwell, Allen and Hutchinson to do that. Apparently that is their new role on this monarchy…um…team. To talk old players out of retirement.

  17. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 24, 2010 2:13 PM

    Calistin -
    Ferguson already had his time in Purple pansy land…perhaps Cory Rodgers…or ummm…Ruvell Martin … is he available???? Maybe Andrae Thurman??

  18. godlovestebowbuthatesyou says: Aug 24, 2010 2:17 PM

    I bet Galea sprinkled that knee with some of his pixie dust and made it brand new. Javon will surprise everyone and be a strong candidate for come back player of the year.

  19. David LeFebvre says: Aug 24, 2010 2:18 PM

    Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are loving every minute of this…

  20. Hauschild says: Aug 24, 2010 2:19 PM

    goombar2:
    So, do the lies also include the one to Favre that assured him Sydney Rice would be starting in 2010???
    It seems to me all you conspiracy theorists out yonder would start to ask some questions, like if Favre had planned on coming back all along and the Vikings’ brass were aware of this and both sides we’re sitting in a bathtub rubbing one another’s backs, then how could the conversation between the two sides never come up about the severity of Rice’s injury? The Vikings knew it was severe, as evidenced by the courting of Walker for the past week, at least.
    If Favre was aware of Rice’s situation (which is almost a foregone conclusion at this point), yet still decided to play in 2010, what does that say about him? I think it speaks volumes about his leadership. He knows he can make a pedestrian receiver a Pro Bowl player and he’s not afraid to be left dangling on the vine – he almost embraces it.
    And, THAT, for so many of you not in the know, is called character – something that was once available in abundant supply in this country.

  21. twinkletoes says: Aug 24, 2010 2:21 PM

    How long til the Vikes go after Vincent Jackson? Now that the Hawks have signed Brandon Jones, the Bolts will have open up the bidding for Jackson to other teams. And since the Vikes are convinced that they are on the cusp…
    Maybe that third round pick has just become a second rounder.
    There are a ton of teams that could use Vincent Jackson, warts and all. And soon, the Bolts will find themselves in the market for a wideout after they fumble Jackson away. I sure hope AJ Smith morphs into Undead Al.

  22. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 24, 2010 2:24 PM

    Calistin says:
    Robert Ferguson is next.
    _____________________
    Ummm.. They already got him two years ago. Where were you?

    goombar2 says:
    Lie upon lies!
    The worst is lying to their fans that these guys are Super Bowl contenders all to get a stadium built.
    _____________________
    I agree, it is a shame.
    There are about 19 good, loyal Viking fans in the world, folks who didn’t just become Viking fans when Favre was signed last year, and they deserve much better than this.
    That said, I hope they DO get the stadium built.
    That team is built for one year. Last year to be specific. Yet, now all the purple bandwagon jumpers brag about the great 2009 season as though they actually WON something, and still talk as though they’re competitors for the coming season, even despite all the injuries, locker room conflicts, and the 41 year old QB.
    I won’t personally be satisfied unless we can beat them for the next ten years, and permanently shut their “fans” up. They need to be in the division for that.

  23. Contra says: Aug 24, 2010 2:26 PM

    irishgary says:
    August 24, 2010 1:10 PM
    Where’s Contra?
    Isn’t this where he usually post “Championship”?
    ———-
    CHAMPIONSHIP!

  24. RC IV says: Aug 24, 2010 2:32 PM

    SSgtLMJ says:
    August 24, 2010 1:18 PM
    Bloodbath on september 9th…all I can say!
    =========================
    Why? Is there another “sale” on TVS in NOLA that day?
    I thought everyone got one when the hurrican hit.
    Silly me!

  25. FavreBlows says: Aug 24, 2010 2:42 PM

    irishgary says:
    August 24, 2010 1:10 PM
    Where’s Contra?
    Isn’t this where he usually post “Championship”?
    Contra just started school this week. The short bus should be dropping him off in about one hour.
    Boy…..Favre must like what has happened since he came back. News first broke that he despises the head coach. Then, his #2 WR passes out and is taken to the hospital……still hasn’t practiced. Then, in his exhibition debut he gets clobbered by Willis who threw All Day to the side like a rag doll. Then, his #1 WR opts for hip surgery and is likely out for the year.
    Everything that could go right for Favre last year went right for him. Looks like this year will not be quite so magical for him. He deserves it…..the arrogant, hubris laden, conceited Jacka$$.
    7-9…….book it.
    Oh……one other thing. Missus Humble——you’re an idiot.

  26. Old_Style says: Aug 24, 2010 2:42 PM

    Hauschild says:
    “And, THAT, for so many of you not in the know, is called character.”
    Do you seriously consider Favre to be a person of high character? I think you’re high.

  27. shaggytoodle says: Aug 24, 2010 2:43 PM

    If Favre was aware of Rice’s situation (which is almost a foregone conclusion at this point), yet still decided to play in 2010, what does that say about him? I think it speaks volumes about his LEADERSHIP. He knows he can make a pedestrian receiver a Pro Bowl player and he’s not afraid to be left dangling on the vine – he almost embraces it.
    ___________________________
    A REAL leader has his heart in the game and is in training camp. Doing all the stuff that all those pedestrian recievers need to work on with him. While Favre WAS great at making Robert Brooks, Anotnio Freeman and many other underwhelming recievers better, I believe those days are done, Sidney Rice is a HELL of a reciever with good size and decent speed. Favre has retired from making mediocre recievers better.

  28. Contra says: Aug 24, 2010 2:46 PM

    I also wonder why the Vikes havent gone after Vincent Jackson. He is a good receiver, not an elite receiver by any stretch of the imagination but still a good overall receiver.

  29. CaptainMarvel says: Aug 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    It really doesn’t matter who plays receiver – Favre can make anyone look good. Sidney Rice didn’t do anything before Favre arrived.

  30. FavreBlows says: Aug 24, 2010 2:49 PM

    irishgary says:
    August 24, 2010 1:10 PM
    Where’s Contra?
    Isn’t this where he usually post “Championship”?
    Contra just started school this week. The short bus should be dropping him off in about one hour.
    Boy…..Favre must like what has happened since he came back. News first broke that he despises the head coach. Then, his #2 WR passes out and is taken to the hospital……still hasn’t practiced. Then, in his exhibition debut he gets clobbered by Willis who threw All Day to the side like a rag doll. Then, his #1 WR opts for hip surgery and is likely out for the year.
    Everything that could go right for Favre last year went right for him. Looks like this year will not be quite so magical for him. He deserves it…..the arrogant, hubris laden, conceited Jacka$$.
    7-9…….book it.
    Oh……one other thing. Missus Humble——you’re an idiot.

  31. thelandis says: Aug 24, 2010 2:50 PM

    Another Packer castaway. This is pathetic. Good luck with all of THAT, Viqueens. You’re going to need it.

  32. Who is Mike Jones says: Aug 24, 2010 2:51 PM

    8-8

  33. Hauschild says: Aug 24, 2010 3:03 PM

    Old Style,
    Yes, Favre is a person of high character. You rarely witness him tossing a fellow teammate or coach under the bus to make himself look better. He gets pedestrian players involved. Most of what Favre does is difficult to quantify, but it’s one of those things that you know it when you see it.
    The man is top-shelf in any era, let alone an era where half his contemporaries are being arrested routinely for really adolescent behavior.

  34. purple hay-seuss says: Aug 24, 2010 3:20 PM

    # SSgtLMJ says: August 24, 2010 1:18 PM
    Bloodbath on september 9th…all I can say!
    It’s all you ever say. Try some new words, Sarge. If the world comes to an end and the Vikings squeak out another miracle, [which everyone knows is how they got through the 09 season: by luck, ref mistakes and favoritism, the NFL wanting Favre to go out with another ring, fixing games, etc] and beat the Saints, what words will you use then?
    The idiot that says “Book It” with his conviction that he knows the outcome of the season NOW seems to know it all. Ask him, Sarge. He knows some words. Then ask him to explain time travel and ripping the fabric of the space/time continuum.
    If he starts to actually explain it, you’ll have your answer, and I’ll have mine: he knows a lot of big words from watching Star Trek.

  35. goombar2 says: Aug 24, 2010 3:25 PM

    I’m saying Favre didn’t know about the injury. You need to read about this, the vikes knew for a long time the severity. He gave interviews to the media claiming he was running at full speed and cutting. Obviously all lies now.
    As far as Favre being a leader and making pedestrian Wrs probowlers – name one. The only thing Favre did was break his Wrs fingers. You’re an ex-Packer fan and you know that’s true.
    The house of cards built on lies is collapsing my friend. That you bought every lie should make you angry and a little wiser. Instead, you just cling to the lies harder. Kinda pathetic.
    And by the way, they don’t view Favre as a leader. They view him as a hired gunslinger. Big difference. That’s why Chilli doesn’t hold him accountable, why players have to pick him up, and why there are so many lies.
    Real leaders lead and are there during the tough times. That’s what makes them leaders.

  36. Murgen says: Aug 24, 2010 3:29 PM

    I love the smell of desperation in Viking land in the morning. It smells like…..victory.

  37. FreddieBaby says: Aug 24, 2010 3:58 PM

    The only “bloodbath” on September 9th will be the huge puddle of blood that Drew Brees is laying in after Ray Edwards, Jared Allen and the Williams Wall get through with him. Payback is a bitch, ‘Aints.

  38. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 4:15 PM

    “Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy are loving every minute of this…”
    what the gay vampire loves is that he’s been able to demoralize pcker fans into accepting his 2 winning seasons-1 playoff win every 5 year record. he also loves his friday night all male hot tub parties but that’s a different topic.
    pcker fans have basically resigned themselves to forlornly watching a discount football team that always finishes behind the vikes and probly behind the bears this year also.

  39. RC IV says: Aug 24, 2010 4:18 PM

    As far as Favre being a leader and making pedestrian Wrs probowlers – name one. The only thing Favre did was break his Wrs fingers. You’re an ex-Packer fan and you know that’s true.
    ======================
    Robert Brooks
    Antonio Freeman
    Hell Schroeder had his best years as a packer.
    Your Favre hate knows no bounds does it?
    We get it, your pussy still hurt that he isn’t in GB anymore. Rub some Vagisil on it and call it a day.

  40. Hauschild says: Aug 24, 2010 4:18 PM

    Grombar2,
    I’m confused – Are these trying times for the Vikings, or not. Your straw-man argument is about to be torched.
    If the Vikings are in Dire Straits (Walk of Life – great tune), as you suggest they are AND real leaders are there during trying times, then by your very own logic (or, whatever one would term your ramblings), Favre is a tremendous leader.
    As for Pro Bowlers Favre made, one that you should realize right off the bat is Javon Walker. Another close is Bill Schroeder (Schroeder had 3 consecutive seasons with over 900 yards receiving with a personal best of 74 receptions 1051 yards and 5 touchdowns in 1999 – nice numbers courtesy Brett Faver), Antonio Freeman, Robert Brooks, Sydney Rice and Percy Harvin. That’s a fair number of Pro Bowlers, excluding Schroeder.

  41. Charles Wood says: Aug 24, 2010 5:04 PM

    Hey Gravy… please use some logic when explaining how the Packers are going to end up behind the Queens and Bears this season. No matter how I look at it- I cannot see how you came up with that tid bit. Also- how do you know Teddy is “gay”? Were you invited to the hot tub party? Did he cum onto you? Where are you getting this?? Right from your idiotic screen name- all I see is an ignorant, hateful fool who has no clue about football. BTW… vampires are ficticious. Did you know that?
    The “Ass Clown” award of the day goes out to Gravy… not for his/her ignorance, but for the simple fact the he/she is so board with her/his quilting-bee that he/she has to enter a Pro Football chat forum to release his/her anger.

  42. HankScorpio says: Aug 24, 2010 5:05 PM

    I see the Cult of Favre is at the airport handing out leaflets that speak of the glorious life available to anyone that blindly follows His teachings.

  43. Old_Style says: Aug 24, 2010 6:01 PM

    Hauschild,
    I’ve watched Favre his whole career, and while he often gets the best out of teammates is a great QB, and is fun to watch, there are lots of examples of him being of low character. Favre himself said “thank God there weren’t camera phones” when he was in his party years with Chmura and beyond (Jenn Sterger).
    And as for “never thrown a teammate or coach under the bus,” I just don’t see how you can say that. Hell, this article is about Javon Walker, who Favre threw under the bus, then reversed the bus, and threw him under again. He publicly complained about his coaches/GM in Green Bay. His own teammates tell the press how Favre has zero confidence in Chilly.
    So, good QB/on-field leader, yes, High-character guy? No way. Either way, go Packers.

  44. Vee says: Aug 24, 2010 6:02 PM

    I never thought of it like that, but someone previously posted the Vikings team was built like a house of cards. Someone else said they were built for one year.
    Those two make the most sense of every post on this blog. The house of cards is falling in, and their year of opportunity has come and gone. They lost what, 3 out of the last 4 games in December when Farve got tired. Now he’s a year older AND he won’t have two of his most potent weapons this year, plus they have a MUCH tougher schedule playing the NFC East?
    I’m afraid this could get real ugly, real fast for Vikings fans.

  45. Ridge_Runner says: Aug 24, 2010 6:34 PM

    CaptainMarvel says:
    It really doesn’t matter who plays receiver – Favre can make anyone look good. Sidney Rice didn’t do anything before Favre arrived.
    Oh man… You guys are in for a rude awakening this season. Last year you got to see what it is like having Favre on your team when everything is firing on all cylinders. This year, you are going to find out why Packer fans had a love-hate relationship with the guy. I hope you remember the Packers’ 2005 season, because you are about to experience it first hand. Hell, why not sign Taco Wallace while you are at it. “Fave can make anyone look good” right? LMAO!

  46. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 7:09 PM

    hey Charles Wood.. where i get the pckers finishing behind the vikes and bears is that they’re just not that good overall and they’re a disaster defensively. i watched them try to play the vikes twice last year and the cards in the wildcard game, i saw all the holes they have defensively and i saw how the gay vampire once again was too cheap to do anything to improve them. it’s a given that they’ll finish behind the vikes again and i think as weak as they are defensively they’ll finish behind the bears also.
    as far as bachelor ted, everybody knows he’s gay, it’s been highly documented. just google “ted thompson gay” and see for yourself. him being gay is probly the reason you’re so drawn to him and get so butt hurt anytime somebody criticizes him, cause with the pckers won-loss record since he’s been g.m. it can’t be his skills as a g.m. that keeps you defending him.

  47. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 7:13 PM

    i guess it’s nice you pcker fans are loyal to your team and all but it’s just like last year and the year before, you always think the pckers will beat the vikes and win the division and you’re always wrong. this year will be no different.

  48. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 8:22 PM

    Charles Wood says: August 24, 2010 5:04 PM
    Also- how do you know Teddy is “gay”
    Beer Cheese Soup says: August 24, 2010 5:33 PM (from “Sidney Rice undergoes hip surgery” thread)
    Of course we all know Ted is gay, but we don’t care. It’s 2010 now people.
    **************************
    see charles, even a pcker fan admits that you all know ted is gay. i’m not criticizing him for it, i think he should be allowed to be as gay as he wants but i just don’t see why you have to be in denial about it. it has nothing to do with how horrible of a g.m. he is except maybe possibly when he keeps trying to sneak into the shower with the players and keeps insisting on getting rectal exams from the team doctor then running his fingers through the doctors hair during the exam.
    but i say let ted be ted, i just think if you had a real g.m. who wasn’t so cheap and miserly you might have a chance at having more than 2 winning seasons and 1 playoff win every 5 years like you’ve had with ted. he’s definitely helped the vikes win back to back division titles and we wouldn’t have favre without him so we want you to keep him as long as you can, just don’t keep crying about always finishing behind the vikes if you want to keep the gay vampire as g.m. i’m not trying to be critical, i’m just trying to help you understand the cause of the pckers woes.

  49. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 24, 2010 8:26 PM

    Charles Wood says: August 24, 2010 5:04 PM
    BTW… vampires are ficticious.
    ********************
    if you’re that confident i dare you to sneak into ted’s bat infested dungeon tonight.

  50. jonnyb says: Aug 24, 2010 11:18 PM

    Its amazing how the Packer fans and Saints fans can post all these comments. Packer fans…THE VIKINGS BEAT YOU TWICE LAST YEAR!! Saints Fans….yes you won the game, BUT EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR TEAM GOT THEIR ASS KICKED IN EVERY PHASE OF THE GAME, and the NFL held your hand the whole season.

  51. oh the usual says: Aug 25, 2010 2:15 AM

    I think someone is going to get paintballed in the bathroom of a vikings/packers game.

  52. NE49ers says: Aug 25, 2010 1:08 PM

    So Favre costs Javon money in Green Bay when he told him to get into camp on time. Javon never gets paid like he wanted to. Now he joins Favre in Minny where Favre never goes to camp.

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