Darrin Walls out, Marcus Williams fined

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. – Darrin Walls has been ruled out for the Jets, and coach Rex Ryan said the Jets will likely start cornerbacks Phillip Adams and rookie Marcus Williams. Both potential starters were signed just last September by the Jets.

This is the third pair of starters at the position for the Jets this season.

Williams, a starter for the first time in his short career last week, was fined $16,537 for a horse-collar tackle against Kansas City -- not an insignificant amount for an undrafted free agent.

The Minneapolis native didn’t know he was going to start last week until Saturday. After the game, he looked at the film and thinks he can improve upon it against the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger, whom Williams called a future Hall of Fame quarterback.

“I picked up on some things that we missed, hopefully come out this week and correct them,” Williams said.


Out: CB Darrin Walls (calf).

Probable: T Oday Aboushi (shoulder), LB Antwan Barnes (knee), G Willie Colon (knee), T Breno Giacomini (illness), LB David Harris (shoulder), WR Percy Harvin (heel), RB Chris Johnson (ankle), WR Jeremy Kerley (not injury related), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), LB Trevor Reilly (knee), DT Sheldon Richardson (illness), WR Greg Salas (wrist), QB Geno Smith (right shoulder), QB Michael Vick (foot), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (illness).


Out: S Troy Polamalu (knee), LB Ryan Shazier (ankle), CB Ivan Taylor (forearm), S Shamarko Thomas (hamstring), S Ross Ventrone (hamstring).

Probable: DE Cameron Heyward (not injury related), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (hamstring), DE Brett Keisel (not injury related), TE Heath Miller (not injury related), S Michael Mitchell (not injury related), C Maurkice Pouncey (not injury related), LB Jason Worilds (abdomen).