Delanie Walker de-cleating Jacoby Jones
but his goal is being ready for the season opener Sept. 8 at Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Titans reach deals with OG, TE
The Tennessee Titans reached agreements in principle on contracts with former Buffalo Bills guard Andy Levitre and San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Levitre agreed to a five-year, $39 million deal that makes him one of the league's five highest paid guards. Walker agreed to a four-year contract worth $17.5 million that includes $8.6 million in guarantees, sources told Schefter.
Levitre and Walker would fill the voids left by retiring guard Steve Hutchinson and tight end Jared Cook, who reached agreement on a five-year, $35 million deal with the Rams.
Levitre has started at multiple positions and has a streak of 64 straight starts. Although a majority of his starts have come at right guard, he's filled in at tackle and center as a result of injuries.
Levitre, 26, was the Bills' first offensive lineman to start at least 63 games since Ruben Brown enjoyed a 71-game streak from 1999 through 2003. He never has missed a game in four seasons.
Walker had 21 receptions for 344 yards and three touchdowns last season for the NFC champion 49ers.
The Titans also re-signed fullback Quinn Johnson. Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, ESPN.com AFC East blogger James Walker and The Associated Press was used in this report.
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) gets blocks from tight end Delanie Walker (46) and wide receiver Randy Moss (84) on a 6-yard touchdown run during the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII against the Baltimore Ravens at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, in New Orleans. Photo: Smiley N. Pool, Chronicle
Delanie Walker dealing with tragedy
NEW ORLEANS -- A fiery crash hours after the Super Bowl killed relatives of San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker, Louisiana State Police said Wednesday. The crash at about 5:30 a.m. Monday killed Alice and Bryan Young Sr. of Victorville, Calif., Trooper Melissa Matey said. Walker said in a Twitter posting that his aunt and uncle of the same name were killed "by a drunk" at 5 a.m. Monday. The message's subject line read, "Horrible." "We extend our deepest sympathies and prayers to Delanie and his family as they grieve this tragedy," 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said in a statement. "Our organization is here to support Delanie through this tough time, as we do with all of our players and staff. At this time, we will respect their family's privacy and ask others to do so as well." Matey said the Youngs' vehicle was stopped on the shoulder of Interstate 10 in LaPlace, just west of New Orleans, when it was hit by a car driven by 26-year-old Nechole T. Thomas of Houston. Her 2002 Mercedes slammed their 2012 Nissan Altima from behind at high speed, Matey said. Both cars caught fire and the Youngs' bodies were not found until the blaze was out. Matey said it took until Wednesday afternoon for the coroner to identify the Youngs. Thomas escaped with minor injuries and was jailed on charges of reckless driving, drunken driving and two counts of vehicular homicide -- a death involving a drunken driver. Her bond is set at $300,000. Online jail records do not indicate whether she has an attorney. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Delanie and all the family, friends of the Youngs From fans and friends with UCM, Warrensburg Missouri
49ers Delanie Walker’s Aunt and Uncle Killed By Drunk Driver After Super Bowl
When news like this happens, it should make everyone remember it is just a game these guys are playing and doesn’t compare at all to real life tragedies.
Pro Football Zone has this Tweet from Delanie Walker about the death of his Aunt and Uncle.
Please don’t drink and drive.
We have some more details on what transpired before and after the crash per USA Today.
Walker’s agent Vincent Taylor said Alice and Bryan Young were staying in a hotel in Baton Rouge and were driving back there after spending some time with Walker and family members after the game. Taylor said the Youngs had pulled over on the side of the highway for an unknown reason when they their car was hit from behind.She should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
Nechole Thomas, 26, of Houston was identified as the driver that crashed into the Young’s car. The police reports states she was traveling at a high-rate of speed on I-10 west in St. Charles Parish on the right shoulder when the accident occurred. Both cars caught on fire. After the fire was extinguished, the Youngs were discovered in their vehicle and pronounced dead.
Thomas was arrested and charged with two counts of vehicular homicide, DWI and reckless operation.
In December, 2011, Thomas was charge with a felony in St. Louis for allegedly using the heel of her stiletto to cause significant damage to another person’s car, including causing numerous dents and breaking a TV monitor and DVD player inside the vehicle.
Delanie Walker’s day
Delanie Walker at the Gym
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick (7) celebrates his rushing touchdown with tight end Delanie Walker (46) in the first half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. The 49ers won 31-21. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
Delanie Walker: “We’ve go
t G-Ro and they’ve got Mike Nolan. It’s going to be a battle.”NFL's Delanie Walker 49ers and former UCM Mules Football Star (click here)
|Round 6, Pick 6 (175)
Delanie Walker, WR, 6'1", 241 lbs, 4.62/40, Central Missouri State
Delanie Walker is a good athlete. He's pretty quick and fast and quite
strong. He is the type of receiver who comes off the line with power
and is not afarid to go over the middle. He has also contributed in
special teams. He can break tackles because of his strengthn and other
phyiscal tools. He is a project at WR in the NFL, who will need to
develop more consistency to complement his natural athleticism. His
hands and consitency are by far the biggests issue for Walker entering
Walker is the third WR type that the 49ers drafted this year, giving clear indication that Mike Nolan and staff either have other plans for the receivers they drafted, or are really not satisfied with the group the team currently has. Expect Walker to be in the thick of the competition at WR. This pick remains surprising considering the teams other needs. Delanie Walker - Apr 30/06 [YAHOO]
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Wall Street Journal October 18, 2011
San Francisco's Unlikely Threat
"Walker is an example of how the tight-end position is changing in the NFL, as tight ends move from being primarily receivers to being utility players. In the 213 snaps he's seen this season (35 per game), Walker has regularly lined up as a fullback, a slot receiver, a wide receiver, a halfback and a tight end. At one point, he even lined up as a left tackle on the offensive line. According to the web site Pro Football Focus, he's lined up 15 different ways so far this season."
"Walker is not a physical outlier. At 6 feet tall and 242 pounds, he's lighter—and about four or five inches shorter—than many NFL tight ends. He played wide receiver at the relatively obscure University of Central Missouri (nickname: the Mules) and his 40-yard-dash time of 4.49 seconds was just average for a receiver."........