The Titans’ starting tight end for seven seasons, Delanie Walker now resides in free agency. Two injury-plagued seasons led to his release. But a market has formed for the veteran target.
The Colts, Packers and Redskins have expressed interest in Walker, John Keim of ESPN.com tweets. Walker will turn 36 just before Week 1.
While Walker posted four straight 800-yard seasons from 2014-17, the 14-year veteran has played in just eight games since. The ankle injury he suffered in September 2018 held him back last season as well. This will certainly affect his market, but teams are nonetheless interested.
The NFL’s current landscape stacks the odds against free agents with injury concerns, however. Players are not allowed to visit teams’ facilities, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and may not be permitted to do so for the foreseeable future. This could leave Walker in limbo for the time being.
Washington features a major need at the position, having seen Vernon Davis retire and having cut Jordan Reed. Green Bay pursued Austin Hooper, but Cleveland won that derby early in the tampering period. Indianapolis opted against re-signing Eric Ebron but still has Jack Doyle under contract. Ebron remains unsigned and would stand to land a deal before Walker.
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