San Francisco 49ers

Report: Ex-49ers TE Delanie Walker to workout for former team in San Francisco

NFL tight end Delanie Walker started his career with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s reportedly looking to finish his league tenure in the Bay Area, too.

After a year out of the NFL, Walker is set to work out for the 49ers on Wednesday, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

At nearly 37 years of age, it would be impressive if Walker had anything left to give to the NFL. His return to the 49ers would be special, however. He played his first six seasons in San Francisco, but he filled a bit role because the team already had TE Vernon Davis to carry the load.

When Walker left the 49ers and joined the Titans, his career flourished. He made the Pro Bowl three times, from 2015-17. After a series of ankle injuries, Tennessee released him last year and he sat the season out.

But if he has anything left to give, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan will find out. Personally, I’m rooting for this acquisition. I always loved Walker’s game, even when he was in Davis’ shadow. Realistically, however, this deal is a long shot, considering Walker’s age an recent inactivity. But hey, ya never know.

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