Titans tight end Delanie Walker was steaming mad at Erik Walden on Thursday. The Colts linebacker had ripped the helmet off Walker’s head and then headbutted him. Walker thought Walden should’ve been ejected from the game, which the Colts won 30-27. He couldn’t wait to face Walden again. On Tuesday, Walker had cooled down. He said he felt bad after learning the NFL suspended Walden for a game. The suspension, upheld Tuesday after an appeal, will cost the former Middle Tennessee State player $176,470.58. “During the game I was mad, but I don’t ever like to see anyone get their money taken away or miss a game,” Walker said. “But the league made their decision, so that’s what it is.” Walden will sit out Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but will be back for the Dec. 1 rematch with the Titans in Indianapolis. “Of course I’m looking forward to seeing him again — I never want to shy away from a good battle. He’s a good athlete, and he plays hard,” Walker said. “He’ll bring out the competitive side in me, so I can’t wait to see him again. You won’t see me do dirty stuff back, though. I play within the rules of the game.” Another chance: The Titans are giving return man Devon Wylie another chance, and for that he is thankful. Wylie lost a fumble against the Colts, who quickly cashed it in for a touchdown on the way to victory. Wylie, nicknamed “Wiggles,” had just been promoted from the practice squad and was playing in his first game for the Titans. The momentum-changing mistake didn’t cost Wylie his job, however. The Titans worked out return men Courtney Roby and Quan Cosby on Monday, but elected to stick with Wylie. “I am extremely grateful, and I am just going to keep working hard and let them know the faith they have in me is worth their while,” the former Chiefs return man said. “It hasn’t been easy the last few days, but I am excited to be here.” Wylie called his fumble a “fluky thing.” He lost the football when he ran into the back of blocker Craig Stevens. He handled three other kickoffs against the Colts for a 21-yard average and returned one punt for 4 yards. The Fresno State product said he would have plenty of family and friends in the stadium at Oakland on Sunday when the Titans face the Raiders.
Titans' Delanie Walker feels bad headbutter got suspended
Tennessean | Nov 20