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Introducing The New Backup Tight End For The Minnesota Vikings, Mark Chmura!

Okay, that’s likely not going to happen – I’m pretty sure that in light of his past, Chmura crossing state lines would somehow be a violation of Megan’s Law.

But seriously? Javon Walker? Yes indeed, it is being reported by numerous outlets that Walker has in fact signed a contract with the Vikings. But how does that move make any sense at all? Via Access Vikings:

The Vikings worked out Walker on Friday. The Vikings have depth issues at wide receiver with Sidney Rice still on the physically unable to perform list and Percy Harvin suffering from migraines. Rice said last week that it’s “up in the air” whether he will be ready by the season opener Sept. 9. Rice said he still feels pain in his injured hip.

Coach Brad Childress said Harvin possibly could return to practice Tuesday after collapsing at practice and being hospitalized overnight late last week.

Walker has a history with Brett Favre and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell from their time together in Green Bay. Walker had his best season with Favre as his quarterback in 2004, catching 89 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Good numbers in 2004, sure, but Walker got into only three games with  the Raiders last season – the Raiders! – starting none and accumulating no receiving stats, although he did get credited with one fumble. How much can this guy have left in the tank. Well, at least the Vikings are doing Favre a solid by bringing in one of his old buddies from his Green Bay days. Oh…wait. On second thought…

Report: Vikings to sign Javon Walker [Access Vikings]
Former Favre receiver could be joining the Vikings [Pro Football Talk]