Delanie Walker quickly had the attention of his new teammates.

Perhaps that was to be expected after the veteran tight end went to the Super Bowl with the 49ers last season and then signed a $17.5 million contract with the Titans early this offseason.

Walker helped set a tone in workouts. He spoke up when he felt something needed to be said.

Since suffering a knee injury early in organized team activities, however, Walker has been a spectator. And he doesn’t like it.

“Guys got to see how I looked early, and I think they know that I ain’t slacking,” he said. “But it is upsetting not to be out there with them now. Being on a new team, I hate for something like this to happen where I can’t practice with the guys.”

The results of an MRI and X-rays on the knee earlier this week were favorable, Walker said. Coach Mike Munchak said he expects Walker to return to the practice field next week.

So far the eighth-year pro likes what he has seen from his new team, which went 6-10 last season.

“It is good, very good actually,” Walker said. “It is similar to the 49ers, and that’s a good thing. That means the team here wants to win. We just have to get better, because we do have a lot of young guys. But that is what we are working on, getting better and understanding the philosophy of what the coaches want. I see us doing big things this year.”

Early praise: Through six days of organized team activities, defensive coordinator Jerry Gray said, several players made good impressions.

“Tommie Campbell has stood out, he’s done a really good job of covering,” Gray said of the third-year cornerback. “Alterraun Verner has done a great job, and Jason (McCourty) has been as solid as he’s been.”

Gray also praised safety Michael Griffin and defensive tackle Zach Clayton.

“Everybody is out there busting their tail,” he said. “But we are in shorts, so you can’t really do what you get paid to do.”

The Titans have another round of OTA next week and a minicamp June 18-20. Teams are prohibited from practicing in pads until training camp.