The Jacksonville Jaguars should pass up a former division rival.
After taking the 2020 season off due to COVID-19 concerns and to let his body heal after dealing with injuries the last couple of years, Delanie Walker says he’s 100 percent healthy and ready to play in 2021, per Adam Schefter of ESPN.
A sixth-round selection by the San Francisco 49ers in 2006’s draft, Walker didn’t have much of an impact early in his career. However, it all changed when he joined the Tennesse Titans, where he played from 2013 to 2019. While he hauled in ‘just’ 123 receptions for 1,465 yards and eight touchdowns during his seven-year stint with the Niners, his production went significantly up with the Titans, and became one of the most consistent tight ends in the NFL, catching 381 passes for 4,423 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Although Walker earned three consecutive Pro Bowl designations from 2015 to 2017, he was limited to one game in 2018 after dislocating his right ankle in the season opener. Things didn’t get much better the following year and aggravated his ankle injury, forcing him to miss the last eight games of the season. Putting injuries aside, Walker will be 37 in the season opener and may be in the twilight of his productive NFL career.