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Ty Law Back With the Patriots?

Ty Law won three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots. (Courtesy of
Ty Law won three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots.(Courtesy of

Ty Law may not have played his last game in a Patriots uniform. During the fourth quarter of Wednesday night’s Celtics-Cavaliers game at the TD Banknorth Garden, Greg Dickerson of Comcast Sportsnet New England interviewed the former Pats corner, who is in town for a business seminar at Harvard Business School. The issue of Law’s status came up as the veteran has been informed he will be released by the Kansas City Chiefs. Law was asked if he had heard if the Patriots were interested in bringing him back to New England in light of the thinness at cornerback.

“It would be interesting to see if they were still interested in me,” Law said.

Dickerson then asked, “Are you still interested in (the Patriots)?”

Law paused, then responded, “You know what? Right now…my heart was always with the Patriots, it always has been. This is where it all started for me so, of course, there is a fondness there for the Patriots but it’s football and I just looking forward to playing football wherever that may be and play for a contender, at the end of the day for me that’s what it’s all about.”

Law would seem to fit the needs for the Patriots secondary, a veteran smart player who would not cost much money and come into a system he’s familiar with. Of course with any potential reward comes the risk, Law is 33 years old and has only six interceptions in the last two years combined.

My Take: I can’t remember where I read/saw it, but this isn’t the first time Ty Law has been linked to a return to the Pats. I think if it’s economically feasible, the Patriots should jump at the opportunity to bring Law back into the fold. While he is 33 years old and has the six picks in two years, his one season with the Jets two years ago he had 10 interceptions and 2004 – his final year with the Pats – was the only time in his career he has missed significant time with injury.

Law started 32 of a possible 32 games while with the Chiefs in ’06 and ’07. If the Patriots let Asante Samuel go, sign Ty Law, perhaps one other veteran and draft two CBs in the early rounds of the draft to go along with the addition of former NFL head coach Dom Capers as the new secondary coach, the Pats secondary in ’08 may not be as bad as previously thought.

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7 comments for “Ty Law Back With the Patriots?”

  1. I’d love the move if it was for a reasonable contract. He could be coached up to the system and exploit other teams with his experience.

    Doubt it. But Belichick doesn’t look past anything so it’ll be considered.

    Posted by Dan | February 27, 2008, 10:48 pm
  2. Besides Troy Brown, has the Pats ever signed an ex-player?

    Posted by Dave | February 28, 2008, 9:31 am
  3. Yes!! They Have Doug Flutie finished his carrer in a pats Uniform after playing there in the late 80s they also re-signed Otis Smith but that was just to retire as a pat. And Chances are Willie McGinnest will finish his career as a pat

    Posted by PatsFlutie2 | February 29, 2008, 6:04 pm
  4. Cool, thanks.

    Posted by Dave | February 29, 2008, 8:16 pm
  5. Ty Law would be an excellent pickup for the new england patriots. one of the toughest games for new england is indianapolis every year. ty law has always been peyton manning’s biggest trouble as a defensive back (he has had 3 interceptions twice in one game against peyton)and adding him would help the pats.

    Posted by babby | March 1, 2008, 8:02 pm
  6. I would love to see Ty Law back for the pats. I miss those ints

    Posted by matt | March 6, 2008, 11:41 pm
  7. my mom says that he used to live right around the corner from my g-ma in aliquippa when he wuz younger

    Posted by kira | May 17, 2008, 12:14 am

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