Although they weren't many surprises among the Detroit Lions final cuts on Saturday, a handful of the moves do not necessarily reflect well on the team's scouting department.
Last year's sixth-round choice, Dee McCann, was also shed by the team.
Walters will likely serve as the team's punt and kick returner, but may share that duty with running back Brian Calhoun.
If there was ever a surprise cut, it was veteran linebacker Donte Curry. Curry started at linebacker for Detroit several occasions the past two seasons, and has been known as the club's special team's ace. But his chances of making the club dwindled when fifth-round pick Johnny Baldwin stood out considerably in both training camp and the preseason.
Others axed were defensive ends Claude Harriott and Justin Kurpeikis, cornerback LaMarcus Hicks, quarterback Phil Harvath, punter Micah Knorr, linebacker Joe Lobendahn, defensive tackle Cleveland Pinkney, tight ends Darnell Sanders and Rudy Sylvan, and center/guard Ben Noll.
The team placed second-year man Frank Davis, a promising undrafted player from a year ago, onto the injured reserve list, but removed running back Kevin Jones from the Physically-Unable-To-Perform department, enabling him to join the team practices.
It hasn't yet been determined whether or not Jones will start the regular season opener, although it is unlikely.