“We are excited to get this deal done with Delanie,” said Titans general manager Jon Robinson. “He’s an integral part of this offense, and he has bought into our philosophy of what Titan football is about. We are looking forward to his continued impact both on the field and in the community in the future.”
Entering his 11th NFL season and fourth with the Titans, Walker added his name to the franchise record book multiple times since his arrival in 2013. Last season, he led all NFL tight ends in receptions with 94; and his catch and receiving yardage (1,088) totals were franchise records for a tight end. In each of his three seasons with the Titans, he posted new career highs in both receptions and receiving yards. His two-year receiving yardage total (1,978) for 2014-15 is the highest by a franchise tight end and the third best in the NFL during that time. He has also posted two of the top four single-game performances by a tight end in franchise history, totaling 155 yards against Philadelphia and 142 yards versus Dallas in 2014.
“This is a great day for our organization,” said Titans head coach Mike Mularkey. “He is one of the best players in the NFL and he is a guy that has continued to represent himself, the organization and the city of Nashville in a positive manner since the day he arrived. Delanie has been a pleasure to coach and it is very gratifying as a coach to watch him perform at such a high level week after week.”
Prior to joining the Titans, Walker spent seven seasons in San Francisco, where he was drafted in the sixth round of the 2006 NFL Draft from Central Missouri. For his NFL career, he has played in 144 games, recording 340 receptions for 4,014 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Walker was entering the final season of his four-year contract with the Titans that he signed in 2013.