dangolka (CBS) — Over the weekend, the Patriots misplaced certainly one of their solely skilled NFL tight ends, when Matt LaCosse elected to choose out of the 2020 NFL season resulting from considerations about COVID-19.
The Patriots are prone to now look elsewhere for a veteran tight finish, and in response to one report, Delanie Walker stands out as the goal.
ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Monday that the Patriots are certainly one of “a number of groups” within the companies of the free agent.
Free agent TE Delanie Walker, 35, is coaching for the season and has acquired ranges of curiosity from a number of groups, together with the Patriots, per supply. Had 4 straight 800-plus-yard seasons from 2014-17.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) August 3, 2020
Walker, who will flip 36 years previous this month, performed in simply seven video games final season, one 12 months after being restricted to a single sport. A damaged ankle price him the majority of the 2018 season, whereas an ankle harm once more price him vital time in 2019.
In his final full season — in 2017 — Walker caught 74 passes for 807 yards with three touchdowns. He made the Professional Bowl in three straight years, from 2015 by means of 2017.
Walker spent the final seven seasons with the Titans, after spending the primary seven years of his profession with the 49ers.
Along with dropping LaCosse to the opt-out, the Patriots additionally misplaced tight finish Ben Watson to retirement throughout the offseason. The Patriots presently have rookies Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene on the tight finish place, in addition to Ryan Izzo.