Titans TE Delanie Walker tells ESPN's Turron Davenport that his goal is to be ready to run and catch footballs at OTAs. Walker fractured and dislocated his right ankle in the 2018 season opener and missed the rest of the year. Walker will be 35 when the 2019 season begins. Tennessee will be incorporating a new OC, but Arthur Smith spent the past 6 years coaching Titans TEs. At TE18 in PlayDraft best-ball ADP right now, Walker is a fine shot to take in early drafting. TE Jonnu Smith proved inconsistent in Walker's absence last year.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith will miss the rest of the season with an MCL injury suffered in Thursday night's loss to the Jaguars, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Smith suffered an MCL injury in last year's playoff loss to the Patriots, although it's unclear if this is the same knee. Anthony Firkser will serve as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE the rest of the way.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith injured his knee on RB Derrick Henry's 2nd-quarter, 99-yard TD run on Thursday night and did not return. He finished with a goose egg. Anthony Firkser stepped in as Tennessee's lead pass-catching TE, hauling in all 3 of his targets for 27 yards. We'll look for an update on Smith's status.
Titans TE Delanie Walker dislocated his right ankle in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins and suffered an "associated fracture," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "His season is almost certainly over," Rapoport tweeted. That's certainly the way it looked when the injury happened. Jonnu Smith figures to take over as Tennessee's top TE. Expect him to be more of a TE2 in fantasy until/unless he proves otherwise.
Titans TE Delanie Walker suffered a serious-looking injury to his right ankle in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game at Miami. His foot looked displaced after the play, and he left the field in a boot and on a cart. We'd bet on this being a season-ender. That would immediately raise the fantasy profile of 2nd-year TE Jonnu Smith, who's coming off his own MCL tear in January's playoff loss at New England.
Titans TE Jonnu Smith tore his MCL in Saturday night's loss to the Patriots, HC Mike Mularkey said. Smith is expected to be ready for OTAs. The 3rd-rounder flashed sporadically during his rookie season, hauling in 18 balls for 157 yards and 2 scores. Smith will have a shot at a bigger 2018 role with TE Delanie Walker turning 34 in August. Walker is set to hit free agency after next season.
The Titans selected TE Jonnu Smith in the 3rd round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Florida International product broke out for a 61-710-8 line as a true sophomore in 2014. He failed to reach those heights over the past 2 years, missing time with a sprained knee in 2015 and then when his girlfriend tossed a pot of boiling water at him this past year. (Seriously.) Smith tested well at the Combine, running a 4.62-second 40 with a 38-inch vertical and strong times in the agility drills at 6’3 and 248 pounds. He finished with an 87th percentile SPARQ score. Smith won’t be a 2017 fantasy factor but has a shot to eventually replace the 32-year-old Delanie Walker.