Delanie Walker hopes to return to NFL in 2021

Oct 13, 2019; Denver, CO, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) reacts in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Former Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker wants to play in 2021 after sitting out last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to recover from injuries, ESPN reported Wednesday.

Walker, who will be 37 in August, earned his third straight Pro Bowl selection in 2017 but appeared in only one game in 2018 and seven in 2019 due to multiple ankle injuries.

The Titans released Walker with a “failed physical” notation in March 2020.

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Walker topped 800 receiving yards in four straight seasons with the Titans from 2014-17, setting career highs with 94 catches for 1,088 yards in 2015.

His career numbers include 504 receptions for 5,888 yards and 36 touchdowns in 183 games (100 starts) with the San Francisco 49ers (2006-12) and Titans (2013-19).

–Field Level Media