Lenny Walls Agrees to One-Year Deal

After two weeks of negotiations, the Kansas City Chiefs have finally reached a deal with veteran cornerback Lenny Walls.

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.

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