With Percy Harvin's status up in the air because of complications from severe migraine headaches and Sidney Rice hampered by a hip injury, the Vikings are kicking the tires to make sure Brett Favre has the proper weapons to work with come Week 1.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, that includes seeing what one of his former teammates — WR Javon Walker — has left in the tank.
"Blast from the past: With Percy Harvin suffering his migraine scare, Minnesota is working out former Raiders WR Javon Walker today," Schefter wrote on Twitter.
Walker, a teammate of Favre's for four seasons in Green Bay, played in three games before being cut by Oakland last year. He didn't make any catches.
His best season came with Favre as his quarterback in 2004-05 when he caught 89 passes for 1,382 yards and 12 touchdowns and garnered a Pro Bowl selection. Walker tore his ACL the next season, but had another 1,000-yard season after being traded to Denver in the offseason.
Still only 31, Minnesota must think Walker has some gas left in the tank.
Though he and Favre often made sweet music on the field, they didn't always get along off it. When Walker was yapping about a contract extension after his breakout season, Favre had some choice words for him.
"If Javon wants to know what his quarterback thinks, and I would think he might, I'd tell him he's going about this the wrong way," he told the Green Bay Press-Gazette after Walker skipped minicamp. "When his agent tells him not to worry about what his teammates think and all that stuff, I'd tell him I've been around a long time and that stuff will come back to haunt you."
As Mr. G likes to say on this very blog ... stay tuned.