The 2019 season appears to be over for Tennessee Titans tight end, Delanie Walker.
Walker, who had been battling an ankle injury to the same one he broke during the 2018 season that cost him all but one game, will now see his season come to an end.
Walker played in just seven of the team’s first 11 games of the 2019 season. In Week 7, he played just five snaps before succumbing to his injury, and he missed the four games that followed.
Last week, it seemed there was optimism that Walker would return to the field in Week 12 against the Jacksonville Jaguars, however Walker said he would “err on the side of caution” and wait another week to return to the field.
Now it’s clear his ankle injury wasn’t getting better, which is obviously why the Titans shut him down.
Walker got off to a hot start to the 2019 season after he caught five balls for 55 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns. Since then, Walker’s production slowed, but that was mostly due to the Titans’ offense struggling as a whole.
He finishes the season with 21 catches for 215 yards and the two scores he notched in Week 1.
The 35-year-old Walker will turn 36 next August and is currently in the first year of a two-year, $17 million deal. If he remains on the team in 2020, Walker will make $8.3 million, but has a dead cap number of $1.6 million.
In a corresponding move, the Titans also added kicker Ryan Santoso to the 53-man roster, and will now carry two kickers into Week 13 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Titans and Colts will kickoff this Sunday at 12 p.m. CST in what will be a home game for the Colts.