WR Javon Walker - Free Agent
|6-3, 215||Born: 10-14-1978||College: Florida State||Drafted: Round 1, pick 20|
2008 Week 2 vs KC (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Was a non factor in this game.
2008 Week 3 vs BUF (3 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Walker saw three balls head his way in the early part of the first quarter (one of which was in the end zone), and then he essentially disappeared the rest of the way. He made his first catch of the year early on but was certainly not an integral part of the offense.
2008 Week 4 vs SD (3 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
In a game very similar to last week's result, Walker caught passes on the first two plays of the game and then didn't catch another ball the rest of the afternoon. At this point it is becoming quite apparent that he's not someone to rely upon for any kind of fantasy production unless you are absolutely desperate. He'll need to show a lot more before anyone should worry about putting him into a lineup.
2008 Week 6 vs NO (3 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Walker was targeted once in each of the first three quarters.
2008 Week 7 vs NYJ (9 / 5 / 75 / 1 rec)
Javon Walker returned to the scene against New York catching his first touchdown pass since 2006, which put the Raiders ahead to start the second half. He had a solid game catching five of his nine targets for 75 yards and a score. He looked to have good chemistry with Russell and was seemingly in great health as he looked like the quick and explosive Walker of old.
2008 Week 8 vs BAL (4 / 2 / 28 / 0 rec)
Walker finished with the third most receiving yards on the team Sunday, tallying up 28 yards on just two receptions. He's still being targeted, but no longer as much as some of the other receivers on the team.
2008 Week 9 vs ATL (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
The leading Raiders target, Walker managed to catch one pass for seven yards. Late in the game he was open for an instant in the end zone but the pass was under thrown and intercepted.
2008 Week 10 vs CAR (6 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Walker was the only Raiders WR with a catch. He received six targets and came down with two receptions for 27 yards.
2007 Week 1 vs BUF (15 / 9 / 119 / 0 rec)
Walker is clearly the number one option in the Denver passing attack. On the final 12 play game winning drive Walker caught four passes, including a fourth down grab for a first down and the final catch that set up the winning FG. He looked to be injured on one play late in the game but shook it off and was back on the field soon after. He was the intended receiver on the failed two point conversion attempt from Cutler.
2007 Week 2 vs OAK (13 / 8 / 101 / 0 rec, 1 / -1 / 0 rush)
Though Brandon Marshall has emerged as a reliable option, Javon Walker is still Jay Cutler's top target. He caught eight of his 13 targets, five for first downs, totaling 101 yards. He took an end around for negative one yard. He fell down on one pass attempt by Cutler, which was intercepted by Keith Morrison. After starting the game off slow, he emerged with frequent clutch catches as the game went on.
2007 Week 3 vs JAX (2 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)
Walker was used on a double reverse on Denver's first play, and then had his first reception called back due to a penalty on the offense. After that he was not involved much and just targeted on two short pass plays.
2007 Week 13 vs OAK (4 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Walker caught only on pass for seven yards. He was targeted, but well-covered, on Jay Cutler's first interception.
2007 Week 15 vs HOU (5 / 2 / 20 / 0 rec)
Walker was not a big factor in this game. His second catch of the game came on the Broncos' final play in which Walker caught the ball yards short of the first down and could not convert the first down.
2007 Week 16 vs SD (7 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Walker saw a decent amount of looks, but it is pretty evident that he's nowhere near the explosive player we're used to seeing out there. He has trouble getting off the line quickly, and he just doesn't look to be moving very smoothly or with much agility over the middle. Obviously it's a process for him to work himself back into game shape, but at this point he doesn't look to be very close.
2007 Week 17 vs MIN (4 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Walker appeared to be an after thought in the Broncos offensive plans. Cutler looked primarily to Brandon Marshall or Tony Scheffler. Walker caught just two short passes for 18 yards.
2006 Week 1 vs STL (7 / 3 / 41 / 0 rec)
Walker did not see a lot of balls thrown in his direction in the first half, and caught the only ball thrown his way for 11 yards. Things picked up for him in the second half when he was targeted seven times. Walker had two consecutive drops in the third quarter, one which probably would have been a touchdown had he held on to it, and a second one which would have been good for a first down and would have kept the Denver drive alive. He finished the game with three receptions for 41 yards. In the third quarter, he appeared to injure one of his fingers on a dropped pass and left the game briefly, but returned later. Walker did draw an 18 yard defensive pass interference penalty late in the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 2 vs KC (7 / 5 / 79 / 0 rec, 2 / 21 / 0 rush)
Walker was Plummer's number one receiver during this game. He was there when the game was on the line and made the play that allowed the Broncos to get within range of the winning field goal. He is beginning to show confidence in and understanding of the Broncos' and Plummer's style of play. He should be able to produce even better now with his familiarity with Denver's offense. For this game he was utilized productively as a runner and as a receiver.
2006 Week 3 vs NE (6 / 3 / 130 / 2 rec)
Walker made three receptions, two of them resulting in touchdowns. He scored Denver's first touchdown late in the first half. On a third and one, Plummer found Walker in the end zone for a 32 yard score. Walker made his only target of the second half count. He caught a pass near the left sideline and made a great cut between two New England defenders then ran basically untouched to the end zone.
2006 Week 5 vs BAL (8 / 5 / 63 / 0 rec, 2 / -2 / 0 rush)
Walker was the most targeted receiver for the Broncos. He was the only Bronco to have a reception for positive yardage in the first half, gaining nine yards for a first down. Walker was the target when Plummer was intercepted by Samari Rolle on the Broncos' second drive, but he was not at fault. Walker was more involved in the second half. He had catches of eight yards and 11 yards for first downs on the Broncos' third drive of the half. Walker then caught a 27 yard pass on the Broncos' final drive of the game; the longest play from scrimmage all night. Walker caught an eight yard pass later on the same drive, resulting in another first down. The Broncos used Walker twice on reverse plays, once in each half. Neither play gained any yardage.
2006 Week 6 vs OAK (6 / 4 / 75 / 0 rec, 1 / 29 / 0 rush)
Walker was the most targeted Broncos' receiver. His first two targets were deep passes, the second of which he converted for a 54 yard gain that set up Tatum Bell's touchdown run. Walker also had a 29 yard gain on a reverse.
2006 Week 7 vs CLE (13 / 9 / 107 / 0 rec)
Walker was used to stretch the defense and was Plummer's primary target on third downs when he needed to come up with a play. Walker had a long catch of 38 yards on the day. Walker used his height to make a great reception in coverage during the first quarter. He made a great 15 yard catch during the Broncos' scoring drive of third quarter.
2006 Week 8 vs IND (8 / 4 / 40 / 1 rec)
Walker was able to get open several times during this game, and had passes overthrown a couple of times. He showcased an ability to get deep and ran a very precise route that enabled him to get open on his touchdown catch.
2006 Week 9 vs PIT (12 / 6 / 134 / 2 rec, 1 / 72 / 1 rush)
Walker had a career day with 206 total yards and three touchdowns. Nearly every one of his catches was in isolation coverage with CB Ike Taylor, and only once did Taylor factor in on an incompletion to Walker. He got the Broncos off to a fast start catching a 38 yards pass down the left sideline on Denver's first play of the game. On Denver's next possession, he just missed pulling in a second down fade pass in the end zone, so Denver called the exact same play on third down and he held on for the touchdown. Walker outdid even himself to open the second half when he took a reverse towards the left sideline. DB Deshea Townsend's missed tackle enabled Walker to cut back to the middle of the field and he was off to the races for a 72 yard touchdown run. Walker would later catch another ten yard fade pass for his third and game clinching touchdown pass, as well as a 61 yard stop and go, pump-fake bomb that set up a late field goal.
2006 Week 10 vs OAK (7 / 2 / 62 / 1 rec)
Walker had a much calmer day after his explosive game in Week 9, despite being the most targeted Bronco in Week 10. Walker was heavily guarded and defended by a swarming Raider secondary, which also was responsible for intercepting the first ball that went in Walker's direction in the first quarter. The first catchable target for Walker was his fourth, and he made the most of it by catching it for a ten yard pickup then wheeling quickly and dashing the final 29 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter. Walker had one more catchable ball in the fourth quarter, and again he took advantage of it and gained 23 yards and a first down. His eighth and final pass that came to him was intercepted, or at least appeared to be, but was not validated by instant replay. It did not matter much as Denver had to punt on the next play.
2006 Week 11 vs SD (9 / 4 / 68 / 0 rec)
Walker led the Broncos in targets, receptions, and yardage. He was targeted numerous times deep, but Plummer usually overthrew him.
2006 Week 12 vs KC (7 / 6 / 55 / 0 rec)
Walker is now the number one receiver for Denver. He collected six of the eight passes thrown his way. He has justified the Broncos picking him up from Green Bay before the season began. His strength and athletic ability will keep him as a primary target and a danger for any NFL defense.
2006 Week 13 vs SEA (7 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Walker was Cutler's favorite target, but the passes weren't always on target, and he only managed to snag two of them. Cutler threw deep to Walker several times, but they were either off-target or thrown into tight coverage.
2006 Week 14 vs SD (8 / 4 / 52 / 0 rec)
Walker has seen his statistics drop significantly with Jay Cutler at the helm, and the biggest play he made in this game was in breaking up a potential interception by CB Drayton Florence. Walker nearly made a great grab of a tipped pass by LB Stephen Cooper, but was unable to hang on for what would have been at least a 20 yard gain. Many of the passes intended for Walker were quick outs and short targets, and he doesn't seem to be able to stretch the field as much. It could be that Mike Shanahan was protecting his rookie quarterback from making mistakes downfield and putting the team in a hole, but in the process, Walker seemed lost at times.
2006 Week 15 vs ARI (6 / 5 / 84 / 1 rec)
Walker helped get Cutler and the Broncos started off right. On the third play of the game, he got out in front of two defenders for a 54 yard touchdown pass. His speed and strength make him a dependable and potent threat for the Broncos passing attack.
2006 Week 16 vs CIN (7 / 3 / 52 / 1 rec, 3 / 3 / 0 rush)
Walker was the most targeted Broncos' receiver. Cutler regularly looked to him deep, but only hooked up once for a 39 yard touchdown. Walker also ran the ball on three separate end around plays, the first of which saw him leave the game temporarily with a hurt wrist.
2006 Week 17 vs SF (7 / 4 / 25 / 0 rec)
Walker's receptions were on shorter routes, but he was targeted deep a couple of times, but the balls thrown were not catchable. As such, he had a modest game in terms of his impact.
2005 Week 1 vs DET (5 / 4 / 27 / 0 rec)
Walker clearly came into this contest as the primary option for QB Brett Favre, getting seven chances in less than three quarters. Walker drew a pass interference call for an additional 12 yards in the first quarter. Walker also caught four short passes before catching a 55 yard deep ball in the third quarter that was nullified by offensive pass interference. Walker was tackled awkwardly and fell to the ground in a heap. Walker clutched his leg and was carted off of the field. Reports at this time have Walker out for the remainer of the season with a torn ACL.