Player Contracts

Jets re-sign Lankster and Walls, claim Patrick

Admin - March 6, 2014

The New York Jets have agreed to two-year contracts with CB Ellis Lankster and CB Darrin Walls. According to various sources, Lankster's deal is worth $1.63M, while details of the deal signed by Walls were not immediately available.

Walls started in three games last season while filling in as the number two corner for the struggling CB Dee Milliner. He played in all 16 games and recorded career highs with 24 defensive tackles and five passes defensed.

Lankster was a valuable contributor on special teams, being second on the team with 20 kick-coverage tackles. He signed with the Jets after the 2010 season, following a brief stint in the Canadian Football League. Lankster has two career interceptions, both in 2012.

The Gang Green also claimed CB Johnny Patrick off waivers from San Diego. Last season Patrick played in 13 games for the Chargers, starting in four games as a nickel and slot corner. He had 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and an interception, before going on injured reserve with an ankle injury.