Unfortunately, it was a bitter ending because the Titans released him due to an ankle injury that forced him to miss 25 regular-season games over his last two seasons.
Despite that ending, Walker still chose to officially retire from the NFL as a Titan after signing a one-day deal.
"I am honored to go out as a Titan. They gave me the opportunity to play my best football and go out there and do what I do best, and that's to be a dog." ⚔️
Delanie Walker (@delaniewalker82) officially announces his retirement 💙
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) October 18, 2022
The Titans tweeted, “I am honored to go out as a Titan. They gave me the opportunity to play my best football and go out there and do what I do best, and that’s to be a dog.” Delanie Walker (@delaniewalker82) officially announces his retirement.
The San Francisco 49ers took the former Central Missouri standout in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
He stayed with the squad for seven seasons before signing a four-year, $17.5 million contract to join the Titans.
It was with the Titans when Walker made his mark in the league.
He was selected to three consecutive Pro Bowls from 2015 to 2017.
In 2015, Walker had career-highs of 94 receptions and 1,088 yards.
A year later, he had 65 catches for 800 yards and seven touchdowns.
In 2017, Walker had 807 yards, three receiving touchdowns, and the only rushing touchdown of his career.
He stayed with the Titans for two more seasons but played a total of eight games.
Walker also played in six postseason games, finishing with 16 receptions for 244 yards.
Franchise Records Held By Walker
The 13-year NFL veteran holds the Titans’ record for most receiving touchdowns by a tight end with 28.
He also owns the team’s record for most receptions by a tight end in a single season, with 94.
Walker also has the most receiving yards by a Titans tight end in a single season with 1,088.