From Dan Pompei's column: "WR Javon Walker wasn't a free agent, but he had a lot of influence in dictating what team he would play for in 2006. He told the Packers he wanted to be traded, and the team initially was hesitant to set an example by giving in to his demands. Green Bay finally agreed to explore the possibility when it found out it could get decent compensation for Walker. The Broncos, Eagles and Patriots were interested, and Walker was scheduled to visit all three teams. But he didn't want to play for the Patriots, so he "missed" four flights to New England, including two he had checked in for. Broncos coach Mike Shanahan got an assist for one of the missed flights. During Walker's visit to Denver, Shanahan took Walker to his home. Not coincidentally, Walker ended up being traded to the Broncos for a second-round pick. . . ." Why would you NOT want to play for the Pats?