Former Star Tight End Announces Retirement From NFL

Despite not playing a game for the Tennessee Titans since 2019, former 3-time Pro Bowler Delanie Walker has never officially announced his retirement, as he had plans of returning before Covid-19 derailed his desire to play in 2020. He was brought in for a workout in 2021 by the San Francisco 49ers, his former squad, but no deal ever game to fruition, and today, he made it official, by signing a one-day deal with the Tennessee Titans, the team he spent the last 7 years of his career with. 

Walker was a sixth round pick by the 49ers way back in 2006, and would go on to spend seven years with the team, but it wasn't until his move to Tennessee that he really took off and established himself as one of the best pass catching tight ends in the NFL. Walker would go on to have 800+ receiving yards in 4 of his first 5 seasons in Tennessee, and although injuries slowed him down towards the end of his career, he will be well remembered by the Titans fans as one of the best offensive weapons this franchise has ever seen.

Delanie ends his 14 year career with 504 catches for 5,888 yards and 36 Touchdowns, with 1 more as a rusher, and while he has been overshadowed by the likes of Kelce, Kittle and Andrews in recent times, he should be remembered as one of the most dominant tight ends in the league for a number of years.

Photo Credit: George Walker IV / via Imagn Content Services, LLC