Last off-season, Javon put his John Hancock on a six year deal worth $55 million. He then was robbed in Las Vegas, had to be talked out of retirement, caught just 15 balls, found the endzone once and finished the season on IR. Honestly Javon, Andruw Jones thinks you’re a waste of cash!
After spending nearly $200 million on Gibril Wilson, DeAngelo Hall and Javon Walker, one can only assume that Bernie Madoff was advising Al Davis. I just hope that Mr. Davis did not hold onto his stock in Enron, Lehman Brothers and WorldCom as long as he did his 2008 free agent class. Hall lasted only 8 games of a 7 year deal while both Walker and Wilson only completed the first season of their 6 year contracts respectively. At least Al didn’t follow that anonymous tip he got from an e-mail in his spam folder that said Maurice Clarett was available too.
If the Raiders part ways with Walker before March 3rd, they’ll be off the hook for the $5 million roster bonus he is owed. Yeah, that’s the good news. The bad news? An estimated $14 million will count against the salary cap!!! Why not just keep Javon on the team and send him to Vegas for a week? I’m sure the situation would work itself out.
Thanks for nothing Al! Hey, it’s your money so if you want to get Michael Olowakandi, Kwame Brown and Tony Mandarich this year, feel free. Raider Nation will always be around, but the NFL might seriously think of taking your franchise to Mexico City if you continue to run your business based on the Donald Sterling blueprint.
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