NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said it's too early to know whether tight end Delanie Walker will be able to play in Sunday's game at Cleveland.
Whisenhunt feels good about the team's depth at the position, however, after the Titans elected to keep five tight ends on the opening 53-man roster.
Walker suffered a right hand injury against the Buccaneers, and didn't finish the contest.
"I'm optimistic. There's a chance he'll play this week. We'll see how it progresses during the week," Whisenhunt said of Walker on Monday. "That was good news…because on the field, I thought it was broken. And it's not, so that's good. There is a chance he'll play this week, and if he doesn't, then at least we'll get him back relatively quickly compared to what we thought it would be."
Walker had three catches for 43 yards and a touchdown against Tampa Bay prior to being injured.
A year ago, Walker led the Titans with 63 receptions and 890 yards receiving yards.
The Titans kept tight ends Anthony Fasano, Craig Stevens, Phillip Supernaw and Chase Coffman on the 53-man roster. Coffman was inactive on Sunday, but Whisenhunt said he's in line to replace Walker if he can't go. Coffman led the Titans in catches (12) and receiving yards (189) during the preseason.
"I would say we would have to be in good shape. We have five tight ends on our roster,'' Whisenhunt said. "But it's good that we do have that option. I think that some of things that Delanie does well, Chase can fill that role if we need him to, which is good."