December 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker (46) runs with the ball after making a catch next to Arizona Cardinals free safety Kerry Rhodes (25) in the third quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Titans Agree to Terms With TE Delanie Walker


The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free agent TE Delanie Walker, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers. Walker is fresh off a season where he averaged 16.4 yards a catch, though he only recorded 344 yards and 3 touchdowns.

So the Titans have made it official and moved on from TE Jared Cook, who they had so desperately wanted to keep.

Walker seems to be another athletic TE in the mold of cook, coming in at 6’0 and 244 lbs. One of his biggest negatives comes from his number of drops at the end of the 2012 season, which slightly worries me, considering he’s had some pretty limp wristed QBs compared to the heat that Jake Locker has been known to throw.

The Titans have hit their three biggest weaknesses in free agency already, having signed a safety (George Wilson), and having agreed to terms with OL Andy Levitre and now TE Delanie Walker. They still need to address defensive end, as well as add depth all along the offensive line, but this is a great start for the Titans.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bennie.guardado Bennie Guardado

    I graduated from the same college as Walker, I remember his jersey hanging up in our stadium. This is a pretty sweet signing but I am sad that we won’t be getting Keller now.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Yeah. I’m a little bummed. They went for another athletic TE. I just wanted a guys who was going to come in and produce. Walker still has question marks surrounding him.

      • Wside#44Grooms

        I understand the questions that come with him, but I really feel like they knew exactly what they were doing. I dont think this came as a result of Bennett going to Chicago. The drops are something he can work on, I think the more you dig through some tape of this guy the more you will like him.

        • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

          Yeah. We’ll see. Hopefully so. Hopefully he blooms like Cookie was supposed to…

          Oh man… I can’t even say Cookie anymore… How sad, ha ha.

          • Wside#44Grooms

            Evidently the Rams seem to believe they have just signed the love child of Kellen Winslow Sr. and Jay Novacek.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            Oh Rams….. Dirty, Titan-thieving, bastards… Just kidding. They’re almost my 2nd favorite team, if only because they are half made of Titans….

            Speaking of which, Jason Jones is a FA. Wonder if he’ll stumble into St. Louis, ha ha.

          • Wside#44Grooms

            He probably will. Fisher’s seems to think he can win with the Titans if he just changes the uni’s…man I liked Jason Jones now that you brought that up.

          • dboi

            Jason jones as a dt back in the day ya… as a de.. I dono man i think we can b better than that. Let fisher take em lol

          • Wside#44Grooms

            Yea ur right haha we definitely already have better options on the team. But when they let him go, at that point I liked him and thought they shouldve kept him around.

          • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

            And of course, he signed with the 2nd favorite team of ex-Titans, the Lions.

          • dboi

            Haha so true, same thing i was about lions when schwartz startd taking the d.

          • Modesto Koczwara

            I bet he will because every former Titan does, but who can blame them? Fisher has those pursuing eyes!

  • http://twitter.com/Armchair_Psycho Joshua Huffman

    He’s a good No. 2 tight end. I don’t think anyone on this team will put up huge receiving stats. But they all can make plays when given the opportunity. Wonder what the final #s are on it.

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      4-year, $17.5 million deal, includes $8.6 million guaranteed

      • http://twitter.com/Armchair_Psycho Joshua Huffman

        Wow. Well, Craig Stevens got 4yr 15M not too long ago. I’m more surprised by the length with basically half of his money guaranteed.

  • dboi

    So no more keller??;(

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      No more Keller…. I’m just as sad my friend…. Oh well.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Delanie Walker has finally adventures out of Vernon Davis’s spotlight. Hopefully, he will work on his hands though!

    • http://www.titansized.com/ Justin Stewart

      Yeah. Hopefully. Be shaking my head all season if he’s dropping everything.

      • Modesto Koczwara

        He had dropped the most passes by a TE last season I believe which was 30. Let’s hope he leaves his stone hands in SF!