In seven seasons and 86 career games as a member of the Tennessee Titans, if you include the two games he played for the two-tone blue in the postseason, Delanie Walker hauled in 390 receptions on 590 targets en route to 4,546 receiving yards and 28 trips to the end zone. That’s a big reason why he was always a fan favorite while he was here.
It’s also why his teammates never had any issues with getting along with him. The more things change, the more they stay the same. It appears that a good friend of his, Tennessee Titans starting left tackle Taylor Lewan is thinking about a reunion.
How possible is Delanie Walker’s return to the Tennessee Titans?
After 14 seasons in the NFL, Delanie Walker definitely isn’t the same guy that he was when he entered the National Football League as a sixth-round draft choice in 2006 and overachieved his way into a long career, but he might be someone the two-tone blue can think about.
Recently, Lewan reached out via social media and it didn’t take Walker too long to respond. Take a look.
Be careful fellas! That’s how rumors get started!
As most Titans fans are aware, Tennessee lost their best tight end during the most recent free agency frenzy, Jonnu Smith. The belief is two of the others on the current roster (Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim), will enter training camp as the top two guys on the depth chart.
That means if the Titans keep one more, or two at the most, Miller Forristall, Tommy Hudson, and Jared Pinkney are at war for the final spot (or spots). Tennessee has a championship window that’s wide open, but if they want to ensure that they’re covering every base possible to field the best possible team in 2021, they have to bring Walker in for a workout.
The Titans released him on March 13th of 2020 after seven seasons with the team. Whenever he’s been asked, he’s been vocal about the fact that he’s stayed in shape since then. Still, after sitting the 2020 season out, it’s fair to ask if the 36-year-old who turns 37 in August has anything left in the tank.
There’s only one way to find out. The Tennessee Titans should do their due diligence and reach out to him for a workout. They don’t need him to handle the majority of snaps after all. From the looks of things, it appears that some of his former teammates are already on board with the idea.