With Sidney Rice on the shelf for the first half of the season after hip surgery and Percy Harvin in migraine limbo, the Vikings knew they needed to beef up their receiver corps.
I don’t know if the move they made today – signing Javon Walker – actually constitutes a beefing up, but at least they’re trying.
To make room for Walker on the roster, the Vikings waived running back Ryan Moats. The former Texan Moats was signed this summer with the idea that he would compete for playing time behind Adrian Peterson, but as camp wore on, it became obvious that Moats had zero shot at moving past Toby Gerhart and Albert Young.
As for Walker…though most are skeptical that he has anything left after years of mouldering, at least he provides some experience. It would be nice if he could also provide some ball-catching.
Walker’s signing with the Vikings of course reunites him with Brett Favre, the man who made him into a big-time receiver in Green Bay, then ripped him for holding out. I’m sure Javon is willing to put all that unpleasantness behind him. What else is he gonna do?