Ex-Titans TE Delanie Walker Retires After 14 Seasons
After fourteen seasons in the National Football League, former Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker has announced his retirement. Walker enjoyed a successful career as one of the league’s best tight end players, becoming a 3x Pro Bowler in three of his seven seasons with the Titans. Walker announced his retirement on the team’s website, expressing his heartfelt thanks.
“Playing this game, I did it for so long, I am so thankful. I would say it worked out better than I could have imagined,” Walker said.
Walker will go down as one of the best tight ends in Titans franchise history, finishing with 28 touchdowns (MOST in Franchise History) and 4,428 receiving yards (2nd in Franchise History). Walker is a former four-time team captain, and his leadership helped propel the Titans to be contenders in multiple seasons. The player was released in 2020 after only appearing in seven games in 2019, a season that was riddled with injuries for the Titans organization.
Team owner Amy Adams Strunk released a statement, congratulating Walker on a successful career and thanking him for his contributions to the team both on and off the field. Walker is a former 2006 sixth-round pick of the San Francisco 49ers, and a former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominee in years 2013 and 2015.
“I want to congratulate Delanie on a fantastic NFL career. His impact on our team and in our community is undoubtedly one to be celebrated and set a standard for others. He was a true professional in everything he did and was one of the key players who helped our organization reach the level of success that we have sustained for several years now.”
Walker’s overall career stats total to 504 receptions, 5,888 yards and 36 touchdowns. The Titans will reportedly recognize and honor Walker’s career on Sunday during halftime.
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