Walker dealt to Broncos

Packers deal malcontent receiver to Rocky Mountains; swap with New England, Atlanta

The Green Bay Packers made three trades early in the second round. In the process, they shipped disgruntled wide receiver Javon Walker to the Denver Broncos and increased their total number of draft picks to 10 after trades with New England and Atlanta.

The Broncos gave Green Bay their 37th pick in the second round for Walker, who visited with the Broncos on Friday. At least five teams showed strong interest in Walker, including New Orleans, New England and Philadelphia. Early in the second round, New England gave the Packers their 52nd overall pick and 75th overall for Green Bay's 36th overall pick. The Patriots then took themselves out of the running for Walker, who is coming off a serious knee injury, by selecting Florida receiver Chad Jackson.

Minutes later, Packers general manager Ted Thompson dealt Walker to the Broncos for the 37th pick of the second around. But Thompson turned around and made a trade with the Falcons, giving Atlanta the 37th and a fifth round pick (139th overall) for a second-round pick (47th overall), a third-round pick (93rd overall), and a fifth-round pick (148th overall).

The Packers, which entered the draft with seven total picks, now have 10, including six in the first three rounds:

First round: 5th pick - A.J. Hawk

Second round: 36th (to NE), 37th (from Denver, to ATL), 47th (from ATL) and 52nd (from NE)

Third round: 67th, 75th (from NE), 93rd (from ATL)

Fourth round: 104th

Fifth round: 139th (to ATL), 148th (from ATL), 165th (compensatory)

Sixth round: 174th (to NO)

Seventh round: 212 (to Miami), 253rd (compensatory)

Last year, Thompson accumulated four additional picks through three trades, finishing with 11 picks, in 2005.

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