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July 8, 2019 12:16 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Uncertain for camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) isn't sure if he will start training camp on the PUP list, Jenny Vrentas of Sports Illustrated reports.

Working his way back from September ankle surgery, Walker was a limited participant in OTAs but didn't get any on-field work at June minicamp. He now expects to be eased into practice during training camp even if he isn't placed on the PUP list. Walker tentatively appears on track for Week 1 of his age-35 season, hoping to reprise his workload from 2014-17 -- four straight seasons with at least 800 yards, 102 targets and 686 offensive snaps.

June 12, 2019 11:56 AM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Not practicing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) did not take part in minicamp Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Walker started participating in 7-on-7 drills towards the end of OTAs and said he felt about "85 percent," so it looks like his absence Tuesday is just a precautionary measure. It's unclear whether Walker will practice at all this week before the Titans get the next month off.

May 30, 2019 02:04 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Taking part in team drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) participated in 7-on-7 drills during Thursday's practice, Turron Davenport of reports.

Walker, who is recovering from ankle surgery, returned to individual drills just over a week ago and said he felt about "85 percent" health-wise. Thursday is evidence that the tight end is continuing to trend in the right direction. The Titans will likely continue to ease the 34-year-old back into the swing of things as spring and summer practices continue.

May 22, 2019 03:24 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Resumes individual drills
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) went through individual drills Tuesday, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports. "I feel like I'm in the 85 percent range," Walker said. "I felt fast getting out of my breaks, and I was catching the ball well. Always a good sign."

Coming back from a fractured and dislocated right ankle he suffered in the 2018 season opener, Walker is now able to make cuts and even jogged through a few snaps during team drills. He mentioned dropping a few pounds during the offseason, hoping it would reduce the pressure on his surgically repaired ankle. The veteran tight end will turn 35 in August and is under contract with the Titans through 2020. Walker had 800 or more receiving yards in four consecutive seasons prior to last year's devastating injury.

April 15, 2019 02:40 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Not sure about timeline
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) said Monday that he doesn't have a timeline for a return to full health, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Recovering from a Week 1 fracture and dislocation of his right ankle, Walker hadn't resumed running as of early January, but he said in March that he was hoping to run and catch passes at OTAs in May. Although he still has time to meet his goal, Monday's comment suggests training camp may be the more realistic target for a return to practice. Walker will turn 35 in August and has two seasons remaining on his contract with the Titans.

March 26, 2019 12:32 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: May not be ready by mid-April
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Jon Robinson isn't sure if Walker (ankle) will be available April 15 when the Titans begin their offseason program, Jim Wyatt of the team's official website reports.

Still rehabbing from a Week 1 broken ankle, Walker said in early March that his goal is to run and catch passes once the team kicks off on-field practices in May. While he doesn't necessarily need to be ready for workouts by April 15 to make that happen, it would at least be a significant step in the right direction. Fellow tight ends Jonnu Smith (knee) and Anthony Firkser both proved efficient with their limited targets in 2018, but the Titans seem to expect Walker will reclaim a high-usage role for his age-35 season. He did have four straight years with at least 800 receiving yards and 15 games played from 2014 to 2017.

March 7, 2019 02:24 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Targeting return for OTAs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) said his rehab is on schedule and his goal is to be able to run and catch during OTAs, Turron Davenport of reports. "I already know people are going to say it's going to be a struggle to come back off an injury like this," Walker said. "They doubted me before and look how far I got."

Walker is approaching his age-35 season and is aiming to return from surgery to repair a dislocated and fractured right ankle. Although it's uncertain he'll be ready for OTAs this spring, the Titans have little incentive to rush the veteran tight end back this far ahead of the regular season anyway. By no means would it be a surprise if Walker is either sidelined or limited to individual drills when workouts commence.

January 4, 2019 09:12 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Remains optimistic about recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker provided some updates on his progress returning from a broken ankle, the most noteworthy being that he is still not running, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Despite the news that Walker is not yet running, he spoke optimistically about his ability to return to the field as an effective option in the Titans' passing game in 2019. Specifically, Walker reiterated that he is on schedule -- his goal remains to return to the field for OTAs -- though he also noted he is three months away from his timeline for a full recovery. It will be important to monitor Walker's progress throughout the offseason, as he could positively impact an otherwise thin tight end position around the league. On the other hand, he'll be 35 when the season begins and returning from a major injury, providing plenty of reason for skepticism.

December 31, 2018 02:52 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Hopes to run soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) believes he is ahead of schedule in his recovery and expects to begin running in a few weeks, Paul Kuharsky of 104.5 The Zone Nashville reports.

Rehabbing from a Week 1 broken ankle accompanied by significant ligament damage, Walker began walking on a treadmill without a protective boot in early December and now hopes to start some running work by the end of January. The timing of his injury should allow for a full recovery before training camp, but it's hard to say if he'll be effective coming back from a severe injury for his age-35 season. The Titans don't have much incentive to move on from Walker, considering $2.19 million of his $4.08 million base salary for 2019 is guaranteed for injury, per

December 18, 2018 12:56 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Not candidate to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) said Tuesday he received clearance to walk on a treadmill approximately 10 days prior, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

With that knowledge, Walker has ditched the walking boot, crutches and scooter that he had used previously to move about in the aftermath of dislocating his right ankle in the regular-season opener. In addition to walking on a treadmill, his regimen includes exercises to strengthen his right calf and quadriceps, per Glennon, but Walker has yet to resume running. The Titans have two games remaining on the schedule with the potential to reach the postseason, but considering where Walker stands in his recovery, he's not a candidate to make an appearance anytime soon as he proposed to Jim Wyatt of the team's official site on Nov. 16. With fellow tight end Jonnu Smith (knee) hitting IR in the interim, the offense is relying on Luke Stocker, MyCole Pruitt and Anthony Firkser at the position to wrap up the campaign.

November 16, 2018 05:33 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Remains hopeful for 2018 return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) is still donning a walking boot to protect his surgically repaired right ankle, but the tight end is hopeful he'll be able to return from injured reserve at some point this season, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. "In my mind, it's just to get healthy. But in the back of my mind, if I can get healthy earlier where I can come back and play, I'm going to do that," Walker said.

Despite his positive outlook on the situation, Walker's comments appear to be little more than blind optimism at this point. According to Turron Davenport of, Walker was using crutches to get around the locker room Friday, suggesting a return to on-field work isn't on the horizon. More realistically, the Titans will remain focused on getting Walker healthy in time for the 2019 season in what will be a contract year for the veteran.

October 30, 2018 01:48 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Progresses to walking boot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has swapped a knee scooter for a walking boot as he recovers from a broken right ankle, John Glennon of The Athletic reports.

Walker's 2018 season ended before it could really start when he broke his ankle Week 1. Since undergoing surgery, he's spent the past seven weeks getting about with the help of the scooter. He's now progressed enough in his recovery to move on to a boot, but there doesn't seem to be much hope that a return from IR is possible before the end of the campaign. During Walker's absence, second-year pro Jonnu Smith has earned the most offensive snaps among Titans tight ends, turning 13 targets into five receptions for 44 yards.

September 10, 2018 02:28 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, Cameron Wolfe of reports.

Diagnosed with a broken ankle accompanied by ligament damage, Walker probably won't have any chance to be brought back from injured reserve late in the season. Jonnu Smith figures to step in as Tennessee's top receiving threat at tight end, with blocking specialist Luke Stocker potentially also taking on some extra snaps. Smith was a third-round pick last year and caught 18 of 30 targets for 157 yards and two touchdowns across 552 offensive snaps as a rookie.

September 10, 2018 04:52 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Not expected to play again this season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker, who suffered a broken ankle as well as ligament damage Sunday, is not expected to play again this season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

With Walker not likely to see the field again in 2018, Jonnu Smith appears poised to step into key role in the Titans offense moving forward.

September 10, 2018 12:44 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Likely done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker has been diagnosed with a dislocated right ankle and likely will miss the rest of the 2018 season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

The injury looked bad right when it happened, and the Titans then carted Walker off the field with an air cast around his right leg. He reportedly suffered some kind of fracture in addition to the dislocated ankle, likely ending his impressive streak of 11 consecutive seasons playing 14 or more games. Jonnu Smith is the next man up at tight end for a Tennessee offense that had three turnovers and one touchdown in Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Dolphins.

September 9, 2018 08:00 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Carted off with air cast
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker left Sunday's game against the Dolphins with an apparent right leg/ankle injury.

Walker was unable to stand up after a 15-yard reception late in the fourth quarter, eventually getting carted off the field with an air cast around his right leg. His injury appears quite serious, leaving Jonnu Smith as the Titans' top tight end. Walker finishes the game with four catches for 52 yards on seven targets.

September 5, 2018 06:00 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Not on injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) doesn't appear on the Titans' Week 1 injury report, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

Walker previously noted that he planned to play in the Titans' regular-season opener against the Dolphins, and his absence from Wednesday's injury report confirms the tight end will be available. As long as the 34-year-old can stay healthy, he should remain a key cog in the Tennessee offense on the heels of a 2017 campaign in which he hauled in 74 passes (on 111 targets) for 807 yards and three scores in 16 games.

September 4, 2018 04:32 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Plans to play Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) maintains that he still plans to play in the Titans' regular-season opener against the Dolphins, John Glennon of The Athletic Nashville reports.

That notion would be solidified by Walker's return to practice this week, though it's not hard to imagine him ultimately being listed as questionable on Friday's final Week 1 injury report. Next up for snaps in the event that Walker is limited at all this week is Jonnu Smith. Luke Stocker and Anthony Firkser remain on hand in reserve roles at the tight end position.

August 27, 2018 06:08 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Takes the field Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) was in uniform during the open portion of Monday's practice, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Though the nature of Walker's injury and his participation level Monday were not detailed by the report, that the tight end suited up for the session supports Walker's confidence that he'll be good to go in time for the Titans' regular-season opener.

August 27, 2018 04:16 PM
Titans' Delanie Walker: Expects to be ready for opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Walker (undisclosed) indicated Monday that he's fully confident he'll be fine for Week 1, Turron Davenport of reports.

Though the specific nature of Walker's injury issue is unclear, it appears to be a minor concern. It's safe to assume the tight end won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against the Vikings, but Walker's regular-season availability does not seem to be in danger, especially after he took part in Monday's practice, per Erik Bacharach of The Tennessean.

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