The Patriots are exploring the possibility of acquiring receiver Javon Walker, who would like to be traded by the Green Bay Packers.
According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, Walker was in Denver on Friday. The Broncos are also exploring the possibility of acquiring Walker.
Walker previously visited with the Saints. The Green Pay Press Gazette report quoted agent Fletcher Smith as saying he was unsure if the Packers would allow Walker to visit with New England.
“The Packers are leading the charge on that,” Smith told the Press Gazette. “I don’t know what’s going to happen with New England.”
Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reported that Walker is now on his way to New England, and will also be checked out by Philadelphia Eagles doctors. The Packers are allowing Walker to meet with interested clubs as part of the process of potentially striking a trade.
Walker, a first-round choice in 2002 (20th overall), suffered a torn ACL last September and missed 15 games. He was a Pro Bowler in 2004, and has 157 career catches for 2,444 yards and 22 touchdowns.