Walls recorded one tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals.
Walls was the first to come off the bench at outside cornerback, replacing the team's top CB Darius Slay, and also worked on Detroit's first-string special teams unit. Though just halfway through the preseason, Walls appears to be entering the 2016 campaign safely on the team's roster and only behind the aforementioned Slay, Nevin Lawson and slot-man Quan Diggs at cornerback.
Walls has agreed to terms with the Lions, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.
The contract is a one-year, minimum-salary deal. Through five seasons in the league, the undrafted Notre Dame product has accrued 75 tackles (11 on special teams), as well as 22 pass breakups and three picks across 54 games, including 16 starts. In 2011, Walls spent his rookie year with Atlanta, then joined the Jets the next season where he looked to be an ascending talent, as his stats increased year-to-year from 2012 to 2014. However, the Jets welcomed back CB Darrelle Revis in 2015 and Walls didn't manage a single start throughout the entire campaign. Subsequently, Walls' production fell off a cliff, and the Jets decided against keeping him in the fold. Now with the Lions, he'll compete for a starting gig following the retirement of Rashean Mathis, though Walls will likely prove to be a depth signing and special teams contributor.
Jets tight end Zach Sudfeld and cornerback Darrin Walls were held out of Thursday's OTA session because of injuries, the team announced.
Sudfeld is dealing with a knee injury and coach Todd Bowles said Sudfeld is undergoing tests on the knee and he said it may be more than a minor injury, reports ESPNNewYork.com.
Meanwhile, a toe injury prevented Walls from participating Thursday.
Jets wide receiver Percy Harvin (rib) and center Nick Mangold (ankle) are the most notable players listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale at Miami. Defensive lineman Damon Harrison (illness), safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (shoulder), safety Dawan Landry (illness), cornerback Darrin Walls (shoulder) and defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson (toe, illness) joined Mangold and Harvin as questionable for Sunday.
Meanwhile, the following players were deemed probable: Safety Antonio Allen (hand), guard Willie Colon (knee), kicker Nick Folk (right hip), running back Chris Ivory (hamstring) and running back Chris Johnson (knee).
Safety Rontez Miles (shin) was the only player on New York's final injury report of the season ruled out for Sunday.
All the Jets who were probable on the injury report are active for Monday's game against the Bills in Detroit.
The list includes running backs Chris Ivory (shoulder) and Chris Johnson (knee), guard Oday Aboushi (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), guard Willie Colon (knee), wideout T.J. Graham (neck), linebacker David Harris (shoulder), safety Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Trevor Reilly (knee), receiver Greg Salas (wrist), cornerback Darrin Walls (calf) and quarterback Geno Smith (right shoulder).
Following a bye week, the <span data-shortcode="annotation" data-id="423" data-text="Jets" data-canon="New York Jets" data-type="SPORTS_OBJECT_TEAM" id="shortcode0"> appear well rested heading into Week 12. The Jets listed offensive lineman Oday Aboushi (shoulder), wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring), wide receiver Greg Salas (wrist), running back Chris Ivory (shoulder), running back Chris Johnson (knee), wide receiver T.J. Graham (neck), offensive lineman Willie Colon (knee), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), linebacker Antwan Barnes (knee), defensive back Darrin Walls (calf) and defensive back Jaiquawn Jarrett (calf) as probable for Monday night’s game against Buffalo.
Jets cornerback Darrin Walls, who's missed two straight games with a calf injury, did positional drills Monday, reports ESPN.com. Walls has a chance to play Sunday at Buffalo.
Jets cornerback Darrin Walls remains unsure if his ailing calf will allow him to play in Week 12, when his team comes off its bye week to play Buffalo. He has missed the last two games with the injury sustained, ironically, against the Bills on Oct. 26.
The Jets can certainly use him. They lead the NFL with 25 touchdown passes allowed and are tied for last with just three interceptions despite snagging two Sunday against Pittsburgh.
Walls, who told NJ.com that the injury was more severe than he first anticipated, updated his current status. "Right now, it's day-to-day," he said. "...It should be better with this time off. With the extra week, that's always a help. Hopefully, I'll be ready for Buffalo."
Expected scratch Darrin Walls is the lone injured player on the inactive list submitted by the Jets for their Sunday game against the Steelers. The cornerback is dealing with a calf injury that prevented him from practicing all week.
The healthy scratches are defensive linemen Ikemefuna Enemkpali and T.J. Barnes, offensive linemen Wesley Johnson and Dakota Dozier, wideout Walt Powell and quarterback Matt Simms .
Calf and knee ailments have officially ruled out Jets cornerback Darrin Walls for the Sunday game against Pittsburgh. Rex Ryan made that pronouncement Friday.
His absence will mark his second straight lost game.
Jets starting cornerback Darrin Walls missed practice Wednesday with ongoing calf and knee injuries that prevented him from playing in Week 9.
His continued absence calls into doubt his availability for the Sunday game against visiting Pittsburgh.
Jets quarterback Geno Smith was listed as inactive Sunday against the Chiefs due to a shoulder injury. Smith was going to be the backup quarterback to Michael Vick, if he was active.
The other Jets inactives for Week 9 were Walt Powell, Darrin Walls, IK Enemkpali, Dakota Dozier, Wesley Johnson and T.J. Barnes.
Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (calf, knee) has been downgraded to out for Week 9's matchup with the Chiefs, the team announced. He will not make the trip to Kansas City with the team.
The Jets enter Week 9 against the Chiefs relatively healthy. Out of 15 players listed on the injury report, Darrin Walls (calf, knee) was ruled doubtful for Sunday.Geno Smith (shoulder) was labeled questionable.
The other 13 players were deemed probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Jeff Cumberland (shoulder, finger), Demario Davis (finger), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Jeremy Kerley (illness), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle).
All ten Jets players listed as probable on the team's final injury report are active for Sunday's Week 8 matchup with the Bills, including wide receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) and Chris Johnson (ankle).
Though the roster is stocked with players dealing with bumps and bruises, the Jets are relatively healthy for the intradivision battle. Also active Sunday are running back Bilal Powell (foot), center Nick Mangold (shoulder), guards Willie Colon (knee) and Oday Aboushi (shoulder), linebackers David Harris (shoulder) and Antwan Barnes (knee) and cornerbacks Phillip Adams (groin) and Darrin Walls (knee).
The Jets enter Week 8 at home against Buffalo relatively healthy despite having 12 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game. Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle) were the only players deemed questionable for the game.
The following players were labeled probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Bilal Powell (foot) and Darrin Walls (knee).
A rather lengthy Jets injury report for their Thursday game against the Patriots is dominated by probables. The lone exceptions are wide receiver Greg Salas (wrist/ankle) and linebacker Trevor Reilly (knee), both of whom have been ruled out.
The probables are tight end Jace Amaro (knee), guard Willie Colon (knee), wideouts David Nelson (ankle) and Eric Decker (hamstring), tackle Breno Giacomini (back), defensive lineman Damon Harrison (ankle), running back Chris Johnson (ankle), center Nick Mangold (shoulder) and cornerback Darrin Walls (knee).
The Jets have listed four players as questionable Week 6.
Wide receivers Eric Decker and David Nelson will again be game-time decisions. Joining them are David Harris and Darrin Walls. Harris has a shoulder injury. Walls has a knee issue.
Jets coach Rex Ryan said cornerback Darrin Walls, who left the Week 5 loss at San Diego in the first half, has a "patellar tendon problem," reports The Star-Ledger. "It happened after the first long pass of the game," Ryan said. "He played through it a little bit, but we'll see how he progresses through the week."
Jets cornerback Darrin Walls has been downgraded to out Week 5.
Walls is dealing with a knee injury. He was initially ruled questionable to return, but was downgraded to out after further examination.