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Herzig
08-03-2005, 11:36 AM
Updated: Aug. 3, 2005, 12:46 PM ET

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=pasquarelli_len&id=2123496

Law's agent, Jets to discuss financial parameters

Pasquarelli
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

In what could be the first step toward an eventual contract agreement, or the latest indication that Ty Law's financial expectations are unreasonable, agent Carl Poston is scheduled to meet Wednesday with New York Jets officials.


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Law, who is still rehabilitating from the left foot injury that limited him to seven games in 2004, will not accompany Poston to the meeting. The Jets, who are believed to have the inside track on signing Law, have not yet asked him to work out, and whether such a request is forthcoming might depend on how much progress is made during the financial discussions.

Poston indicated that it might be better to first determine if the two sides are in accord on the basic financial parameters for a potential deal before advancing to the next step and bringing in Law for an on-field audition. New York has stayed in touch with Law and his agents for the past few months now and the retirement of veteran corner Donnie Abraham two weeks ago left the Jets in need of a replacement.

The current candidates include longtime nickel cornerback Ray Mickens and rookie Justin Miller, a second-round choice. New York on Tuesday signed a pair of cornerbacks, Brandon Haw and Roosevelt Williams, to help get through a stretch of injuries. But a healthy Law would certainly be a high-profile addition and help compensate for the exit of Abraham, who retired to spend more time with his family and to pursue a number of business opportunities.

Law is said to have great admiration for Jets coach Herm Edwards, a superior salesman and recruiter, and the two have spoken at various times in the offseason. Law has also gotten sales pitches from Jets tailback Curtis Martin and secondary coach Corwin Brown, both of whom were onetime teammates of his in New England. He also has a five-year-old daughter who lives in New York.

And there is this element as well: If he signed with the Jets, Law would have a chance to face the Patriots twice annually in AFC East competition.

Poston said that, while it was not fair to characterize Wednesday's meeting as "heating up" negotiations with the Jets, there is mutual interest. Poston did tell the New York Daily News that he viewed the face-to-face meeting, which will include Jets assistant general manager Mike Tannenbaum, who negotiates contracts for the club, as a "good sign" that things might move forward.

To date, Law has worked out twice for the Detroit Lions and once each with Kansas City and Jacksonville. The Jets will want to get him onto a field at some point and assess just where he is in terms of being fully recovered from the foot injury.

Law, 31, last year turned down a four-year, $24 million offer from New England, which released him in February for salary cap reasons. He had been adamant this offseason about not accepting a minimum-salary contract and has publicly stated he wants a deal commensurate to his status as a four-time Pro Bowl performer. Privately, though, Law has conceded to confidants that he understands he will probably not land a contract that pays him $6 million per year.

How much the Jets are willing to pay, and how much that number is stoked by their need for a big-time cornerback, could be determined in Wednesday's meeting.

"I'd like to think we're in the same ballpark," Poston told the Daily News. "But one side might be in left field and the other might be in right."

Law might be getting close to being able to work out full-speed for potential suitors. Two weeks ago, Lisa Kearns of the Miami-based SportFit Rehab and Training, the physical therapist and exercise physiologist who has been working with Law for months now, told ESPN.com that she felt the star cornerback was very close to being able to audition. She said said she was confident Law would play in the NFL in '05 and would perform at a high level.

"He's just about there [in his recovery]," said Kearns. "He's able to make hard cuts now and we've just got to turn that up some. But I think he looks just great."

Bowser
08-03-2005, 11:37 AM
We're doomeded.

Herzig
08-03-2005, 11:38 AM
We're doomeded.

Kinda looks like we will be playing against Law in Week 1 doesn't it?

Coach
08-03-2005, 11:40 AM
Kinda looks like we will be playing against Law in Week 1 doesn't it?

If that appears to be the case, I'm not too worried about that, quite to be honest with you. The guy haven't played any football in a long time, and I don't think he'll be his old dominant self like he was in NE for at least several weeks IMHO.

J Diddy
08-03-2005, 11:41 AM
I'll believe Ty Law signs a contract when I hear it is signed and delivered to the NFL office. At this point I wish he would go the fug away. Hearing about him every week signing a contract with every single team he visits is driving me nuts.

Bowser
08-03-2005, 11:41 AM
Kinda looks like we will be playing against Law in Week 1 doesn't it?

That would be fine with me.

Scorp
08-03-2005, 11:42 AM
Dammit Carl! :banghead:

Herzig
08-03-2005, 11:43 AM
That would be fine with me.

It would be cool to see Kennison burn him deep a couple of times like he did to Champ Bailey...wouldn't it?

the Talking Can
08-03-2005, 11:43 AM
Poston: "We're looking at 60 mill over 5 years with $14 mill gauranteed.'

Edwards: "We're prepared to give you this t-shirt and plastic beer cup with a Jet's logo."

Poston: "well....ok, but can we tell the press the cup is worth $60 mill?"

Edwards: "Sure...just remember - Ty Law isn't....ahahahahahahhahahaha!!!!1"

Coach
08-03-2005, 11:43 AM
It would be cool to see Kennison burn him deep a couple of times like he did to Champ Bailey...wouldn't it?

If he ever makes it to the field on Week 1, Ty Law that is.

penguinz
08-03-2005, 11:54 AM
It would be cool to see Kennison burn him deep a couple of times like he did to Champ Bailey...wouldn't it?
As long as he does not fumble it again. It might not be a blown call like in Denver. ;)

vckcchiefs04
08-03-2005, 12:12 PM
All I gotta say is WHO THE HE!! CARES HERE NOW???? He's not going to be a Chief, so it does not matter! Go away with his useless crap! :cuss:

Infidel Goat
08-03-2005, 12:28 PM
"I'd like to think we're in the same ballpark," Poston told the Daily News. "But one side might be in left field and the other might be in right."


Pssst.

Left field and right field are found in the same ballpark.

--Infidel Goat

mlyonsd
08-03-2005, 12:38 PM
Pssst.

Left field and right field are found in the same ballpark.

--Infidel Goat

ROFL

KCTitus
08-03-2005, 12:42 PM
All I gotta say is WHO THE HE!! CARES HERE NOW???? He's not going to be a Chief, so it does not matter! Go away with his useless crap! :cuss:

Of course it matters! What's the matter with you?!

If NYJ signs Ty Law, I think it's safe to say that this and this alone will be the reason why KC doesnt win the SB. Dont you want to win?

Some people....*sigh*

vckcchiefs04
08-03-2005, 12:51 PM
Of course it matters! What's the matter with you?!

If NYJ signs Ty Law, I think it's safe to say that this and this alone will be the reason why KC doesnt win the SB. Dont you want to win?

Some people....*sigh*
Congrats........ you win the "Dumbest Statement Of The Year" award. Don't forget to thank your parents when you make your acceptance speech! :clap:

the Talking Can
08-03-2005, 12:53 PM
Congrats........ you win the "Dumbest Statement Of The Year" award. Don't forget to thank your parents when you make your acceptance speech! :clap:

[capt. kirk voice] check your sarcasm meter [/capt. kirk voice]

carlos3652
08-03-2005, 12:58 PM
[capt. kirk voice] check your sarcasm meter [/capt. kirk voice]

ROFL - Skip hasnt been hard on the n00bs lately...

KCTitus
08-03-2005, 12:59 PM
Congrats........ you win the "Dumbest Statement Of The Year" award. Don't forget to thank your parents when you make your acceptance speech! :clap:

As I stand here accepting this award, I would first like to thank Rufus Dawes for presenting the award to me followed by my parents, who I know had all the faith in the world that I could come through. Last, I would like to thank Al Gore for inventing the internet, for without that, all of this wouldnt be possible today.

It takes years of breaking down game film on the TV and scouring the internet rumor sites to become the genious (chiefsplanet spelling) that I am today.

Thank you all!

morphius
08-03-2005, 01:04 PM
This sounds like Poston just trying to keep Laws name out there. There is no reason to fly to meet face to face about if the team and players numbers are in range of eachother.

vckcchiefs04
08-03-2005, 02:10 PM
As I stand here accepting this award, I would first like to thank Rufus Dawes for presenting the award to me followed by my parents, who I know had all the faith in the world that I could come through. Last, I would like to thank Al Gore for inventing the internet, for without that, all of this wouldnt be possible today.

It takes years of breaking down game film on the TV and scouring the internet rumor sites to become the genious (chiefsplanet spelling) that I am today.

Thank you all!

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
ROFL ROFL ROFL ROFL

:toast:

tk13
08-03-2005, 02:16 PM
We laugh, but I think it'd be a great signing for them. 75% of Ty Law is definitely better than 100% of any WR we have...

kc rush
08-03-2005, 03:50 PM
Updated: Aug. 3, 2005, 12:46 PM ET
To date, Law has worked out twice for the Detroit Lions and once each with Kansas City and Jacksonville. The Jets will want to get him onto a field at some point and assess just where he is in terms of being fully recovered from the foot injury.



Have I been living in a cave. When did Law ever work out for the Chiefs?

penguinz
08-03-2005, 04:14 PM
We laugh, but I think it'd be a great signing for them. 75% of Ty Law is definitely better than 100% of any WR we have...
You are an idiot.

Nightfyre
08-03-2005, 04:17 PM
We laugh, but I think it'd be a great signing for them. 75% of Ty Law is definitely better than 100% of any WR we have...
Yeah, and evidently 75% of ty law is better than 10% of their cap room.

Pants
08-03-2005, 04:21 PM
You are an idiot.

I think this is the first time I've ever seen anybody disrespect tk13... wow, what a weird feeling.

penguinz
08-03-2005, 04:30 PM
I think this is the first time I've ever seen anybody disrespect tk13... wow, what a weird feeling.
It was a dumb comment.