Raiders wide receiver Javon Walker says he is open to being traded, if that's what the team feels is in its best interests.

The league trade deadline is Tuesday afternoon. Raiders coach Tom Cable said the team is exploring possibilities but that nothing is imminent.

Walker has been inactive for four of Oakland's five games this season. He played four snaps against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 20 but did not have any passes thrown his way.

The Raiders signed Walker to a massive free agent contract before last season. He received $12 million in signing bonus and base salary for 2008. His season was cut short by an ankle injury in the ninth game.

Walker agreed to a restructured contract in the offseason so that the Raiders weren't on the hook for a $5 million roster bonus. In exchange, the Raiders guaranteed Walker $4.6 million through the end of next season.

Walker spent all of the offseason and most of training camp rehabilitating his right ankle and the left knee on which he had surgery in April. He said he is 100 percent healthy.

However, Cable wants to develop rookie receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey and Louis Murphy. Cable has said he doesn't want to mess with a rotation that has included Todd Watkins and Johnnie Lee Higgins.

The expected return of Chaz Schilens on Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles makes it even less likely for Walker to receive playing time any time soon.

  • New York Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce said earlier this week that their 44-7 victory over the Raiders last weekend "felt like a scrimmage, like a practice."

    Pierce said the Raiders lacked effort, spirit and tempo, at least offensively.

    The Raiders managed only 13 yards on their first four possessions (12 plays) and didn't get a first down until midway through the second quarter. The Giants led 28-0 by that point.

    "You don't hear nobody (saying), 'Hey, let's go!' trying to pick the guys up, rallying them, getting guys fired up," Pierce said on Sirius Radio. "There was nothing. It was quiet.

    "... It was shocking to be out there in that game and get that kind of feeling."

    Raiders left tackle Mario Henderson said Pierce's accusations are inaccurate.

    "He probably did misunderstand our passion and intensity because I know that me and 52 other guys in our locker room, we play hard," Henderson said. "... I guess that goes along with our record right now. We have everybody talking about us.

    "So, we're going to have to live with guys making fun of us right now."

  • Sunday's game failed to sell out by the league-mandated 72-hour deadline before kickoff and won't be televised locally. This marks the second blackout in three games this season.