The Chiefs were one of three teams interested in acquiring Walls, but because of his injury history they felt anything more than a one-year deal was not in their best interests.
Walls instantly moves into the starting lineup opposite Patrick Surtain. The Chiefs have four other young cornerbacks on the roster and not all of them will survive the final cutdown.
Julian Battle, who missed 2005 with a torn Achilles tendon, Benny Sapp, a lock to make the final roster, and second-year men Alphonso Hodge and Justin Perkins will compete for back-up spots in 2006.
Walls, the former Boston College product, spent nearly four seasons with the Denver Broncos. He made 95 tackles (91 solo), had no sacks and intercepted only one pass. He was released late in the season and picked up by the Oakland Raiders, who cut him after he failed a physical.
The Chiefs might not be done adding cornerbacks to their roster. They reportedly are trying to bring in veteran Ty Law for a visit before the NFL draft.
Law played under Herman Edwards last season and was the Jets best defensive player.
Another corner on the Chiefs radar screen is ex-Raider Charles Woodson, but as of this writing there are no plans to bring him to Kansas City for a visit. Several NFL teams believe that Woodson should be moved to safety, but Woodson is unwilling to make that move at this point in his career.
Lenny Walls Agrees to One-Year Deal
WarpaintIllustrated.com Top Stories
Three Backfields With Question MarksEvery week, Fantasy Football Expert Mark Morales-Smith examines the most turbulent backfields in the NFL to help decipher whether or not there are any Fantasy stars in the making..…
Chiefs Put Justin Houston on PUP ListWith roster cuts looming, the Kansas City Chiefs have placed All Pro linebacker Justin Houston on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, meaning he won’t be able to return to…
Schwartz Brothers in Kansas City Makes SenseOn Tuesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs will complete their first roster purge of the week. In order to get down to the league limit of 75 players, the Chiefs who cut eight…
Berry Signs as Chiefs Begin Roster CutsOn Sunday All Pro Safety Eric Berry, signed his one-year tender. That means today the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff will get their first on field glimpse of their starting…
Chiefs Acquire CB Kenneth Acker from 49ersShortly after the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Chicago Bears on Saturday afternoon, the team announced they had acquired Cornerback, Kenneth Acker, from the San Francisco 49ers.…