Delanie Walker Leads AFC Tight Ends

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Titans tight end Delanie Walker continues to build one of the top seasons of his nine-year career.

Against the Browns last week he had four more receptions for 47 yards, bringing his season totals to 26 catches, 364 receiving yards and three touchdowns.

Walker ranks first in the AFC among tight ends in receptions and receiving yards. Among all NFL tight ends, he ranks second at his position in receiving yards behind only Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (376), and his reception total trails just three players: Graham (34), Chicago's Martellus Bennett (32) and Carolina's Greg Olsen (27).

In 2013, Walker's first season with the Titans after signing as a free agent from the San Francisco 49ers, he set career marks with 60 receptions for 571 yards. If he maintains his current pace, he would finish the 2014 campaign with 83 catches for 1,164 yards. Both numbers would set new records for franchise tight ends by a wide margin. In 1998, Frank Wycheck recorded organizational highs for tight ends with 70 receptions and 768 receiving yards.

Most Receiving Yards in 2014 Among NFL Tight Ends:

276 (34 rec) - Jimmy Graham (New Orleans)
364 (26 rec) - Delanie Walker (Tennessee)
326 (27 rec) - Greg Olsen (Carolina)
319 (22 rec) - Niles Paul (Washington)
312 (32 rec) - Martellus Bennett (Chicago)
275 (21 rec) - Antonio Gates (San Diego)
274 (20 rec) - Travis Kelce (Kansas City)
259 (16 rec) - Zach Ertz (Philadelphia)
247 (19 rec) - Rob Gronkowski (New England)
243 (24 rec) - Heath Miller (Pittsburgh)

Most Receptions in 2014 Among NFL Tight Ends

34 (376 yds) - Jimmy Graham (New Orleans)
32 (312 yds) - Martellus Bennett (Chicago)
27 (326 yds) - Greg Olsen (Carolina)
26 (364 yds) - Delanie Walker (Tennessee)
25 (236 yds) - Larry Donnell (N.Y. Giants)
24 (243 yds) - Heath Miller (Pittsburgh)
22 (319 yds) - Niles Paul (Washington)
21 (275 yds) - Antonio Gates (San Diego)
20 (274 yds) - Travis Kelce (Kansas City)
20 (226 yds) - Julius Thomas (Denver)

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