49ers Have Shown Some Interest In TEs Delanie Walker & Jordan Reed


Matt Barrows of The Athletic, citing sources, reports that the 49ers had “soft talks” about free-agent TE Delanie Walker during the spring and showed “similar level of interest” in TE Jordan Reed. 

According to Barrows, San Francisco “initially” showed interest in TE Austin Hooper before he signed a record deal with the Browns. 

The 49ers are obviously set at tight end with George Kittle in place, but it’s clear that they’re opening to adding some depth at the position. 

Walker, 35, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2006. He spent seven years in San Francisco before signing on with the Titans for the 2013 season.

Walker was entering the final year of his three-year, $19.075 million contract when he agreed to a two-year, $17 million extension that includes an $8 million signing bonus and $12.76 million guaranteed last year. He was set to make a base salary of $5.4 million in 2020, but the Titans released him last week. 

In 2019, Walker appeared in seven games for the Titans and caught 21 passes for 215 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

Reed, 30, was taken in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft by the Redskins. He was in the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a six-year, $48 million deal that included $22 million guaranteed with Washington.

Ian Rapoport previously reported that three teams were interested in Reed with Seattle being one possible option after hosting him for a visit in March

Reed was set to make base salaries of $8.25 million and $8.75 million over the next two years of the agreement when the Redskins released him earlier this offseason. 

In 2018, Reed appeared in 13 games and caught 54 passes for 558 yards receiving and two touchdowns.

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