Oct 27, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; New York Jets cornerback Darrin Walls (30) rushes the field before the game at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: New York Jets re-sign Ellis Lankster, Darrin Walls

The New York Jets know they could have an issue in their back end with all of the free agents they have in their secondary.

That is why the Jets were proactive on Wednesday, re-signing two of their own free agent cornerbacks.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the Jets have agreed to terms with Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls.

Addressing cornerback depth before the start of free agency, the New York Jets re-signed backups Ellis Lankster and Darrin Walls, the team announced Wednesday night. Lankster was slated to become an unrestricted free agent, Walls a restricted free agent.

The moves came on the same day in which they acquired cornerback Johnny Patrick on waivers from the San Diego Chargers. It means they have six experienced corners under contract, although the future of the No. 1 corner — Antonio Cromartie — remains cloudy because of a $15 million cap charge.

Lankster, 26, appeared in 15 games and had 18 tackles for the Jets last season. Walls, 25, appeared in all 16 games. He had 20 tackles and four passes defended.

Of course, it remains to be seen what they do with Cromartie.

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