Numberfire.com has out a list of one player for each AFC team they think might be on the chopping block this offseason.
For the Titans the site has picked tight end Delanie Walker as the player that could find himself released. Here’s what they have to say about Walker getting cut.
Tennessee Titans – TE Delanie Walker
Dead Cap Hit $1.66m, Cap Saving $6.7m
Between 2014 and 2017, Delanie Walker never had less than 63 receptions and 800 yards in a season for the Tennessee Titans. He signed a two-year extension prior to the 2018 season, a move that looked set to see him finish his career with the team. In the two seasons since he inked the deal, Walker has played only eight games thanks to two severe ankle sprains.
In his absence, the Titans have seen young Jonnu Smith emerge as something of a playmaker at the tight end spot for them. Smith had 35 receptions for 439 yards and 3 touchdowns during the 2019 regular season. His 0.40 Target NEP per target was the 11th-best among the 38 tight ends to see at least 40 targets. Walker’s salary is simply too large for a player coming off two serious injuries who may find himself behind a younger man on the depth chart. It would be cheaper and easier for the Titans to move on.
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