The 6-foot, 242-pound tight end joins the Titans after spending his first seven NFL seasons in San Francisco. The former sixth-round pick appeared in 99 career regular-season games with the 49ers (40 starts) and totaled 123 receptions for 1,465 yards (11.9 avg.) and eight touchdowns. A regular contributor on special teams, Walker posted 61 special teams tackles as well as 31 kickoff returns for 528 yards during his time in San Francisco.
“He is a versatile player who can play multiple spots in our offense,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “I have seen him line up in the backfield, on the line, as a wing, as a wideout. I see a similar role for us, and he has the ability to help us both in the run game and the pass game.”
In 2012, Walker played an integral role in the 49ers’ second consecutive playoff season, as he teamed with Vernon Davis to form one of the NFL’s top tight-end duos. He saw action in all 16 regular-season games (four starts) and set a career high with 344 yards and three touchdowns (matched career high) on 21 receptions. His average of 16.4 yards per catch was the highest among all NFL tight ends with 20 or more catches.
During the 2012 playoffs, he appeared in all three games and started in Super Bowl XLVII. In the Super Bowl, he recorded three receptions for 48 yards.
Walker was a sixth-round pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he appeared in only seven games with one start. Then, in 2007, he played in all 16 contests and set a career high with 10 starts. It began a string of six seasons (2007-12) during which he missed a total of four games. In 2010, he set his career high with 29 receptions.
A native of Pamona, Calif., Walker spent two seasons (2002-03) at Mt. San Antonio (Calif.) Community College before joining the University of Central Missouri Mules for his final two collegiate campaigns (2004-05). As a wide receiver at Central Missouri, he caught 113 passes for 1,347 yards in 20 games. The 49ers selected him with the 175th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft.