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Javon Walker Signs with OAK (6yr $55 Million)

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  • #16
    hahahahaha thats crazy !!! I liked him for us but at about 1/2 that price at the worst


    me want to kill you? hahaha Bonekrusher you complete me

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    • #17
      I really think that Al Davis is just giving a big FU to the rest of the league, he knows hes not going to be able to compete and probably will be dead by the time the Raiders have a winning season again so hes just signing people to insane money to screw other teams into paying the same talent just as much as hes paying, hes destroying the market on purpose is my conclusion.

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      • #18
        Ok, so take this as the only time the Raiders will ever speak of anything... especially justfying themselves.

        Apparently sensitive to the perception that they are recklessly throwing millions of dollars at free agents who ordinarily wouldn’t give the Raiders a second look, the club took the unusual step Wednesday of confirming (or in their mind, correcting) some salary figures.

        If this has ever happened before, I can’t remember when. Frankly, the idea of being free spenders is good publicity, because it brings interest and a sense of confidence not only for the fan base, but draws in more potential free agents.

        The particulars as relayed by a team executive in a phone call:

        – The Javon Walker deal will pay the wide receiver $16 million over two seasons. Walker got $6 million to sign and salaries of $5 million each of the next two seasons.

        The rest of the deal is heavily backloaded with money Walker won’t see unless he approaches the 89 receptions, 1,392 yards and 12 touchdowns compiled in Green Bay in 2004.

        Given that players are seldom if ever cut after one year after receiving a sizable signing bonus, Walker has essentially been guaranteed $16 million.

        – The Kwame Harris deal is essentially one year for $3 million, giving both the club and Harris the chance to revisit the situation after one season. There was never any guaranteed money reported regarding Harris’ signing.

        Most fans understand the figures associated with the entire deal are blown out of proportion by inflated salaries on the back end. The club seldom intends to pay them, and the extra years are added to spread out the salary cap hit on the bonus.

        Kelly’s deal includes $29.5 million in salary over the last five years, $19.5 million over the last three years. If Kelly isn’t as good as the Raiders expect, he’ll never see that money.

        Walker’s contract has salaries of $10 million on the back end. Those checks will probably never be written.

        Still, the up front money has been considerable, and Al Davis had put everyone on notice that he isn’t afraid to take a chance and write huge checks to get his team turned around.

        As for Lane Kiffin, he hasn’t been quoted in a single press release regarding any of the signings. Nor are the Raiders taking advantage of the signings with regard to the news cycle by trotting thei new players out for a press conference or conference call, as the 49ers did with Justin Smith and Isaac Bruce.

        It was standard procedure when the Raiders were winning division titles, but something they got away from once the losses began to pile up. Still, there were usually quotes attributed to the head coach, filtered through the team, about how happy he was to have so-and-so aboard.

        In the photo of Walker signing his deal on Raiders.com, the receiver is flanked not by Kiffin, but by defensive backs coach Willie Brown.

        Since the Raiders left the Senior Bowl, Kiffin has declined to speak on the record regarding his status with the club. While that might not be unusual, it is at least a little strange that Kiffin has had nothing to say via club press release about the deals worked out with Justin Fargas, Kelly, Gibril Wilson, Walker and Harris.

        Nor did he give a public thanks through the team to Barry Sims for nine years of service.

        But at least he got that dancing issue cleared up.

        http://www.ibabuzz.com/raidersblog/

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        • #19
          Wow, that article really makes the Harris and Walker deals seem much better. $6 million instead of $16 million to sign is a huge difference. And no signing bonus for Kwame--sounds good to me. If the Raiders need to cut him in training camp or preseason, they can without any worry of a cap hit.

          These make me like the signings a lot more.

          Oldie but a goodie.

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          • #20
            lol3 guys on MONSTER contracts 2 of them havent really done anything and one of them has worse knees than my gran

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            • #21
              Originally posted by stephenson86 View Post
              lol3 guys on MONSTER contracts 2 of them havent really done anything and one of them has worse knees than my gran
              Look again, Kwame isn't on a monster contract at all and Walker's contract is hardly a big deal. $5 million in the first two years with only $6 million in signing bonus as opposed to the $16 million as reported by ESPN. That means he's only on the cap for $6 million his first two years. With the opportunity to come back to form and give Russell a veteran offensive weapon, it's worth it.

              It certainly isn't Moss or even Berrian money.

              Oldie but a goodie.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Contr0versy View Post
                Javon Walker isn't even worth $4 million a year. . . The Raiders are OFFICIALLY doomed.

                Yes he is. He's a top 10 receiver when healthy.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by yo123 View Post
                  Yes he is. He's a top 10 receiver when healthy.
                  But he hasnt been healthy since 2004



                  Sig thanks to Bonekrusher

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by neko4 View Post
                    But he hasnt been healthy since 2004


                    Yeah thats the problem. I would still take a flyer for 4 mill a year though.

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                    • #25
                      Then it's a good thing the Raiders are only paying him $5-6 million the 1st two years.

                      Oldie but a goodie.

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                      • #26
                        They also have Russell's big contract, and they have a top 10 pick this year, so that player is going to be getting paid as well.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by neko4 View Post
                          But he hasnt been healthy since 2004
                          You mean 2006.


                          Originally posted by Scott Wright
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                          do i tell you when to flip the burger?

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                          • #28
                            I am starting to be gald KC is building more through the draft then FA looking at the amount of money Oakland is spending on FA's especially Walker and Kelley

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                            • #29
                              Did nobody see that Walker's contract contains a $6 millio signing bonus, not $16 million? That he's only costing the Raiders $6 million against the cap the 1st two years of the contract? That after those years he will either be released, cut, or re-signed to a new contract?

                              That Harris didn't get any kind of signing bonus? That he basically has an extended tryout with the Raiders in which Oakland could release him for no charge if they don't feel he is worth the money?

                              Oldie but a goodie.

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                              • #30
                                NIP, it's a six million dollar signing bonus, but 16 million of it is guaranteed. That alone is too much money.


                                Nobody cares about your stupid fantasy team.

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