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Titans' Walker gets 12 stitches in thumb after practice collision

Nov 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 43-24. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 23, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker (82) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 43-24. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker says he'll be just fine after a collision with safety Da'Norris Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb.

Walker also was preparing to be checked Thursday by a hand specialist to be sure.

The tight end sliced his thumb in practice Thursday afternoon going over the middle for a ball from Marcus Mariota when Searcy hit him, breaking up the pass. Walker immediately grabbed at his left hand, but the veteran stayed on the field for a play before going to the locker room with a trainer.

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Walker led the Titans both with 63 receptions and 890 yards receiving last season.