in green bay the story line for much of the off-season was wideout Javon Walker's contract woes. After leading the team in catches (89), receiving yards (1,382) and touchdowns (12), Walker said he was unhappy because the Packers wouldn't redo a deal that calls for him to make $515,000 in salary this year, and he threatened to stay out of camp. The issue flared when quarterback Brett Favre criticized Walker in the media, saying the receiver should honor his contract.
So last week, when Walker surprisingly showed up on the first day, he was the big story again. "Pretty weird," he said as he walked off the practice field in Green Bay last Friday. "But people love football. People love drama. I gave them both."