Broncos release Javon Walker
February 29, 2008
ENGLEWOOD – Javon Walker got his wish Friday when the Broncos released the oft-injured wide receiver, who had a brilliant first season in Denver but then saw teammate Darrent Williams collapse in his arms after a tragic shooting. Upset with his contract in Green Bay and Brett Favre’s public criticism of his threatened holdout, Walker came in Denver from the Packers in a draft day trade in 2006. Walker bounced back from a torn knee ligament that wiped out most of his 2005 season, piling up 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns on 69 catches in 2006. But hours after the season ended, Williams was slain in a drive-by shooting and slumped into Walker’s arms in the back of a stretch Hummer. Walker started out last season with two 100-yard games but missed two months after a third operation on his right knee. He was supplanted by Brandon Marshall as the team’s top receiver.
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