3 Most Likely Destinations for Delanie Walker in Free Agency

Max Staley
Delanie Walker was just released by the Tennessee Titans.
Delanie Walker was just released by the Tennessee Titans. / Frederick Breedon/Getty Images
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Delanie Walker was just released by the Tennessee Titans, putting an end to his seven-year stint with the team. While his best football is likely behind him, thanks to a litany of injury issues and his advanced age, he's still a versatile, experienced option.

In a relatively thin tight end class, which just got weaker now that Hunter Henry is off the market, Walker projects as one of the best options available. With that in mind, here are three of the most likely destinations for the veteran TE in free agency.

3. Green Bay Packers

Aaron Rodgers could use a solid, veteran TE like Delanie Walker.
Aaron Rodgers could use a solid, veteran TE like Delanie Walker. / Michael Zagaris/Getty Images

With Jimmy Graham officially out of the picture, the Green Bay Packers will once again be in the tight end market. While Jace Sternberger will likely be in a much-bigger role next season, adding Walker as a stopgap option could make a ton of sense. Green Bay proved its willing to gamble on an aging tight end when the Packers added Graham, and they could go back to the well by adding Walker.

2. Atlanta Falcons

Matt Ryan could use a new tight end now that Austin Hooper appears unlikely to return.
Matt Ryan could use a new tight end now that Austin Hooper appears unlikely to return. / Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Like the Packers, the Atlanta Falcons appear poised to lose their top tight end this offseason. Austin Hooper is likely too expensive for the team to retain, and that could lead them to turn to a much-cheaper, veteran option. Walker certainly fits the bill. While he won't replace all of Hooper's production, he's still effective when on the field, having averaged 52.7 receiving yards per game over the first three weeks of 2019. Injury issues (24 missed games over the past two seasons) will likely make him cheap enough for this team to sign.

1. New England Patriots

Tom Brady and the Patriots need an upgrade at tight end.
Tom Brady and the Patriots need an upgrade at tight end. / Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The New England Patriots arguably had the worst TE corps in the NFL last season. No Patriots' TE even reached 200 receiving yards in 2019, marking a massive shift from when Rob Gronkowski was holding down the position. With Tom Brady's success on intermediate routes, adding a capable pass-catcher at tight end could help this offense get back to its usual, dominant self in 2020. Walker would also command a much-cheaper deal than some of the other options on the market.


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