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What Is Up With Javon Walker?

I've been critical of the way GM Ted Thompson handled the situation a couple years back with WR Javon Walker. If the Packers had Walker in 2006, then their offense would have been much better and the Packers might have made it as a wild card team that season. Thompson has changed his ways since trading his Pro Bowl WR for a 2nd round pick (that eventually became backup OL Daryn Colledge) and he's been quietly extending veterans contracts (such as RT Mark Tauscher, CB Al Harris and WR Donald Driver) when it's become obvious they are outperforming them.

It's unlikely he will ever again play as well as he did in 2005 for the Packers, and going forward no team needs the distractions he brings to the table. Broncos fans aren't piling on while he's down, and it's clear he's gone through a lot since he was traded to Denver. Few Packers remain on the team from Walker's time, but the teammates who knew him aren't saying much.