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Walker to open on PUP

By Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer
Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 at 11:27 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Wide receiver Javon Walker will open training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list as he rehabs from offseason knee surgery.

When asked Wednesday if Javon Walker would be on the field for the first practice, coach Tom Cable said, “We’ll decide that later today or tomorrow.”

Walker disclosed he had offseason knee surgery during the mandatory minicamp but wasn’t specific about the procedure. He said he was probably playing at about `65 percent” in terms of health and was in constant pain.

Coach Tom Cable said at the time the Raiders were unaware of the surgery but conceded, “We knew there was an issue, it’s almost like he was never getting over it . . . the key issue there is he’s really excited about it, feels good about it, so if we can get back the Javon he would used to be that’s really exciting for our offense.”

That apparently will wait at least a few days. Walker may be a ways away from rounding into form, because the Raiders don’t have a full padded practice scheduled until Monday, with the first four days consisting of “learning intensive” practices heavy on instruction and tempo.

Also on PUP is left guard Robert Gallery, who will miss two to three weeks after an emergency appendectomy. Players on PUP count toward the 80-man roster. Once a player begins camp on the active roster, he cannot be switched to PUP.

As of late Wednesday, it appeared fullback Oren O’Neal would begin the season practicing with the team. He said upon arrival it was his understanding he would practice once a day.

Players on the PUP list are prohibited from practicing with the team but can rehab and attend meetings. They can be activated at any time.

The Raiders cut just two players Wednesday, wide receiver Arman Shields and quarterback Danny Southwick.

They’ll need to trim another player if they reel in top draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, and one candidate is quarterback Andrew Walter. Cable said he thought Walter’s status would resolve itself in “24 to 48 hours.”

Walter was with the club and attended meetings Wednesday after missing all voluntary offseason sessions.

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  • OAKlifer

    D-LF,

    Morning…..

    I agree with that!!! But Cable says hes going to hold out a bit which may be a good thing I think they have to be better fundamentaly before they knock heads! This may be a good thing!!

    JLH- 65 catches 750 yrds 6 td’s

    HENDERSON TO THE PROBOWL!!!!!

    “OUR MISSION IS TO STOP THE RUN!!!!!” Ilove to hear our LB’s talking like this!!!!!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    – Morrison promises the Raiders will do what they haven’t done consistently since he arrived _ stop the run. It will happen through discipline, repetition and gap control.
    “We have a mission. Our mission is to stop the run this year.” Morrison said. “What we have to do about that is going from step one, the basics, learning, teaching. I think the guys understand that. Once we go from those basics to putting it out on the field, repping it as many times as possible, so when game time comes we’ll be ready to go.”

    ***

    playoffs ???

  • OAKlifer

    NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Darrius Heyward-Bey and Josh Freeman’s contracts are done with Oakland and Tampa, respectively.

    Schefter is never wrong, but we’ll wait for confirmation on the deals. Both will span five years in length. Heyward-Bey’s contract is particularly important because it could get the ball rolling for the rest of the top half of round one.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter

    RAIDERDK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    POST OF THE DAY!!!! thanks man good work!!!!
    Related: Josh Freeman

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    NFL insider Adam Schefter reports that Darrius Heyward-Bey and Josh Freeman’s contracts are done with Oakland and Tampa, respectively.

    Schefter is never wrong, but we’ll wait for confirmation on the deals. Both will span five years in length. Heyward-Bey’s contract is particularly important because it could get the ball rolling for the rest of the top half of round one.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Thanx, RaiderDK

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    OAKlifer, here’s to great minds & reruns,lol

  • RaiderRockstar

    They’ll need to trim another player if they reel in top draft pick Darrius Heyward-Bey, and one candidate is quarterback Andrew Walter. Cable said he thought Walter’s status would resolve itself in “24 to 48 hours.”

    ***

    DHB in, AW out …

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    I’d rather diddle Rhona Mitra than twitter Adam Schefter!!

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Nation!!! Wow, Arman Shields cut before he has a chance to show what he can do? Hmmm…But anyways…

  • OAKlifer

    ” hell, Shanahan could get 1000 yds a yr, look how many 100yd noname rushers Denver has every year!!!. DMc should excel & only have to worry about injuries (that’s all I worry about when it comes to him.)”

    True that if Cable can shore us up in the ZBS then Mcfadd and Bush could get stupid numbers!!!

    Mornin Double R,

    Man I hope Schefter is right!!!!!!!!!1

    YHEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!

    PLAYOFFBOUND!!!!!

  • OAKlifer

    RaiderTW Says:
    July 30th, 2009 at 6:21 am

    AMEN BROTHER!!!

  • RaiderRockstar

    He Hate Me Says:

    Javon Walker should be on the Physically Unable to “Get Paid” list. What a waste.

    ***

    LOL! Agreed.

  • OAKlifer

    We have one of the best stabels in the league and we cant even break the top ten!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/9746990/Positional-Power-Rankings:-RB-packages?GT1=39002

    who comes up with this sheeeeet????

  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    SCHEFTER IS NEVER WRONG…..NEVER ?

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning NMF, Teabag, OAKlifer, DK …

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Dirt Lot, Hwnrdr, TW …

    what ever happened to LMN?

  • RaiderRockstar

    the realy nice old man that always would rub my back……..

    ***

    must be catholic!

    Priesttj: was it you?

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  • DIRT-LOT FOOTBALL

    ‘MORNING ROCKSTAR,HWNDR,OAKLIFER .

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    SCHEFTER buys his clothes in the boys dept. He has to ask his wife if he can go UP on her!!!

  • http://blstb.msn.com/i/55/90A2853B6CFBCC2AFC987BB18B832.jpg vegas raider

    The PUP list is the first step, IMO, to reach some sort of a buyout settlement with Javon. I just don’t see him putting on the silver and black again.

  • OAKlifer

    Did any one else freak out yesterday when the blog quit I thought my IT dept solved a “issue” we ‘ve seem to been having!?!? LOL

  • hwnrdr

    Good Morning Rockstar, Dirt Lot, OAK, TW, and the rest of the AM crew…LMN and 4eva…Hope they’re ok.
    TW…funny about Schefter…LOL

  • Scottish Raider

    Mr Pain is back!!!!

    Never forgiven Kiffin for playing Oren on Special Teams in that farcical pre-season game against the Cards last year.

    The Raiders can now field the two most destructive fullbacks in the league – Neal and O’Neal. Mr Gain and Mr Pain.

  • http://Raiders.com RaiderTW

    Mornin’ RR, hwnrdr, Vegas,dirt, yeah, I had to watch the midget Schefter for years in Denver before he hit nationally, what a homer.

  • OAKlifer

    The Raiders can now field the two most destructive fullbacks in the league – Neal and O’Neal. Mr Gain and Mr Pain.

    Two extra Gaurds imho…..

    These guys will make a difference in our run game all by them selfs!!!!!

  • Kirk

    Hopefully Walker will be on PUP all year.

    Why Davis kept this guy when he wanted to quit is beyond me.

  • OAKlifer

    Mornin hwnrdr, Vegas, And Scottish

    LET the kool aid flow!!!

    I bet burgess will report about half way throu camp Davis will take no less than a 3rd rounder after the Moss fiasco…..Burgess also wants a huge contract next year and sitting on his arse dsnt help his cause this guy is pissing me off he needs to show up play get 10 sacks so some on the verge team can over pay the oft injured 30yr olad LE who never reports for anything!!!! LOL @ players who cant honor contracts!!!
    Get ur azz to work son!!!

  • http://www.blogcdn.com/www.fanhouse.com/media/2008/04/desmond-howard-425-sm.jpg Bo Schembechler Jackson

    Southwick will rise from the ashes when Walter is canned.

  • OAKlifer

    Why Davis kept this guy when he wanted to quit is beyond me.

    Davis wanted him to at least earn 10 bucks of that $$$ he got!!! He may have offered to give it back but not every dime I bet if he walked or we sent him packing he still would have grossed close to 5 mill from us!!! Just like Dhall and his bullsgit signing bonus!!!

  • OAKlifer

    Morning Bo,

    Southwick will have either Mcnabbs, T. Jackson’s, Cassels or Orten’s job by 2010!!!

  • Scottish Raider

    Real shame about Andrew Walter. I thought he was the real deal. Guess he never recovered from 2006 – not his fault that we had an Oline that forgot it was supposed to keep their QB upright.

    Walter still holds many PAC10 records – he beat Elway in touchdowns. So sad that we couldn’t translate that talent to the NFL. Perhaps he will fly somewhere else?

  • RaiderRockstar

    good morning Vegas, Scottish, Kirk, BSJ …

  • DirtyBathWater

    Ok I keep hearing certain people in here pump up Southwick. Am I missing something on this guy? Lol man its funny how this guy is the best thing since sliced bread and no one that I know of ever heard of this guy? What’s the deal someone please educate me on this guy. Oh and JW his carreer is over man his knees are shot what a freaking waste, instead of making it rain on people in vagas he should have made sure his knee was fine, id cut my losses with him, he’s the definition of a looser!

  • RaiderRockstar

    Southwick will rise from the ashes when Walter is canned.

    ***

    who in thier right mind thinks Andrew Walter, Charlie Frye & Bruce Gradkowski are more talented than Danny Southwick?

    what a shame. Tom Cable will be fired after the season when Southwick lands in Minny and wins a Super Bowl

  • exlaraiderseasonticketholder

    New Post Up

  • Raider Joseph

    Charlie Frye will be our third QB. he is not a starter, but a good second QB that can stay for years. These guys are obviously joking about Southwick…

  • R8derFan85

    I dont know what is up with walker, but with receivers like Toomer and Harrison out there why not just get rid of him. Even on Madden he sucks.

  • Richard Bentley

    This is the first time in a long time that I feel steadily and reasonably confident that the Raiders are heading in the right direction. Cable doesn’t make me swoon like Chucky; I thought he was the answer right from the beginning; Kiffin looked good, but he was a flash in the pan. Cable is down-to-earth, he accepts the situation, and is willing to work within it. Al’s presence is less and less each year, so Cable has autonomy of a sort, even if it’s de facto. This thing could work out!

  • rsraider

    maybe walker is being saved for the season.the raiders can activate him at a later time,whenever they want.if i ran the raiders,that’s what i would do,especially if i felt he could actually help the other receivers in anyway possible.he wouldn’t be helpful catching passes,right now at this time,so sit him.there are camp arms and there is camp route runners.we know he can catch,we know he can run routes.the qb to wr timing comes later,sometimes well into the regular season.as far as the wr’s on the field,javon walker is the least of our worries.he might be an a**hole off the field,but on the field he’s a consumate proffessional.we will see if he’s past his prime.

  • rsraider

    for those who don’t see javon walker as a starter for this team,right now(during training camp)would be best time to trade him.i know one team that would snatch him up,possibly through a trade.maybe even a package deal with burgess.JAVON WALKER and D.BURGESS for HALOTI NGATA(ravens stud NT) and a 6th or 7th rounder next year.YOU CAN’T JUST CUT JAVON WALKER,YOU TRADE HIM.we’ve been “trying to trade” ANDREW WALTER,i don’t think so.Is the media saying detroit wouldn’t have given us a draft pick this year for Walter.I THINK WE’RE KEEPING HIM and waiting to see what JRUSS is going to do this year.