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Delanie Walker to work out for 49ers on Wednesday

Delanie Walker could be headed back to where his NFL career began.

The free-agent tight end is flying to Santa Clara for a workout with the San Francisco 49ers on Wednesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported, per a source informed of the situation.

The 36-year-old TE began his career in San Francisco, spending seven years in the Bay Area after he was selected in the sixth round of the 2006 draft. Playing alongside draft-mate Vernon Davis, Walker compiled 1,465 yards and eight touchdowns from 2006-2012 with the Niners.

When Walker left San Francisco for Tennessee in 2013, his production ballooned. The athletic pass-catcher made three Pro Bowls in seven seasons with the Titans, compiling 4,423 yards and 28 TDs on 381 receptions. A weapon on every area of the field, Walker earned a 1,000-plus yard season and three years over the 800-yard mark in Tennessee.

Age and injury derailed his final two seasons with the Titans. He played in just eight games between 2018-2019.

After being released by Tennessee, Walker sat out the 2020 campaign, citing, in part, the COVID-19 pandemic.

A reunion in San Francisco could bring his career full circle, depending on how the workout goes after a full year off. Behind star TE George Kittle, the Niners currently employ Ross Dwelley, 2020 sixth-round pick Charlie Woerner and undrafted free agent Josh Pederson.

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