The Tennessee Titans have parted ways with tight end Delanie Walker and veteran kicker Ryan Succop on Friday.
Walker, who turns 36 in August, started his career with the San Francisco 49ers after they selected the Central Missouri State alum in the 2006 NFL Draft. He would play seven seasons in the Bay Area, playing in 99 games, hauling in 123 passes for 1,465 yards and eight touchdowns.
He signed with the Tennessee Titans on a four-year, $17.5 million deal in the 2013 offseason. Walker would play seven seasons in Nashville before being released on Friday. The Pomona, Ca. native played in 84 games in a Titans uniform, totaling 381 receptions for 4,423 yards and 28 touchdowns.
Walker took to his personal Twitter account to thank the Titans for the opportunity and the city of Nashville for the hospitality.
(1/4) My time in Nashville has far exceeded any expectations I had when signing with the Titans. I knew I was coming into an organization with a goal of helping to rebuild a culture, bring leadership to a locker room and set a standard of winning for the Tennessee Titans. pic.twitter.com/HUtuKT5aOI
— Delanie Walker (@delaniewalker82) March 13, 2020
The Titans also released 33-year old kicker Ryan Succop on Friday after his injury-plagued 2019 season. He spent six seasons in Nashville after starting his career with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. Succop started the 2019 training camp on the physically unable to perform list after undergoing a procedure on his kicking knee and returned in Week 9. The kicker landed on the injured reserve list in Week 15 after the Titans’ win over Houston and the team signed Greg Joseph to replace him.
Succop was 1-for-6 on field goal attempts last season and was good on 24 of his 25 extra point attempts. The veteran would only record three touchbacks on 13 kickoffs.
The releasing of Succop saves the Titans $2 million in cap space, though it forces them to eat $2.1 million in dead money.
Greg Joseph is the lone kicker on the Titans’ active roster. Jonnu Smith and Anthony Firkser, who signed a one-year deal to return to the team, will see a majority of the reps at tight end for the Titans in 2020.