Practice report: Darrin Walls kept away

August, 26, 2014
Aug 26
2:05
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets’ woes at cornerback continue to mount.

Darrin Walls, who has been elevated from a reserve role to a starting position, was off to the side with what could be an injury as the Jets practiced Tuesday.

Walls, given his starter status, will not play in Thursday night’s preseason finale in Philadelphia.

The Jets are already without CBs Dee Milliner (high-ankle sprain), Dimitri Patterson (suspension) and Dexter McDougle (injured reserve), as well as converted safety turned corner out of necessity Antonio Allen (concussion).

Ellis Lankster, also a career backup, is the other starter for the Jets at cornerback at this point.

Wide receiver Stephen Hill, who missed Monday’s practice due to illness, was back on the field. Hill’s roster spot appears to be in jeopardy. The Jets had tried to trade the former second-round draft pick, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday. Hill is expected to play on Thursday.

Patterson was not spotted at practice. There could be another update on his status Tuesday.

Defensive end IK Enemkpali, LB Demario Davis and Miller were on the stationary bikes during the half-hour portion of Tuesday’s practice open to the media.

Running back Chris Johnson may have received a rest day, while TE Jeff Cumberland spent some time in the rehab area while participating a little in positional drills.

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