Over the past two weeks, former Chiefs Casey Printers and Will Franklin have signed contracts in the CFL. Former Kansas City cornerback Lenny Walls followed in their footsteps by signing with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Walls started all 18 games for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers during the 2009 Canadian Football League season, accumulating 48 defensive tackles, an East Division-leading seven interceptions — one of which was returned for a touchdown — three pass knockdowns and two forced fumbles.
“Lenny is a physical player who breaks well on the ball, and he excels at both the boundary half and corner positions,” Eskimos general manager and director of football operations Danny Maciocia said in a statement. “He’s an important addition to our defence.”
Before entering the CFL, the San Francisco native spent time with the National Football League’s St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs.
Unlike Printers, Walls actually contributed on the field for Kansas City. Back in 2006, he played in all 16 games and had 26 tackles. His best season was across the division with the Broncos in 2003 when he had 57 tackles and 1 interception.
It seems like a lot of Chiefs have been heading north lately. I’m waiting to see Tamarick Vanover sign with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.