Patriots reportedly showing interest in veteran TE Delanie Walker


The Patriots could certainly use another tight end.

After having the worst production from the position in the entire league last season, the team didn't address the position in free agency, rather drafted two -- Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene. And then on Sunday it lost veteran Matt LaCosse as he has decided to opt out of the coming season.

With all that in mind, it doesn't make the latest rumor much of a surprise.

According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, the Patriots are among the teams showing interest in veteran tight end Delanie Walker. The 35-year-old has played 14 seasons in the NFL, including the last seven with the Titans.

He has struggled to stay healthy the last few seasons, as he's only played in eight games since 2017. But, in 2016, his last full season, he finished with 74 receptions for 807 yards and three touchdowns.

Walker would make a lot of sense to pair with the two rookies in the Patriots tight end room.