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Fire Me Boy!
02-16-2006, 05:15 AM

Law may be on the market again

Agent says Jets plan to release cornerback who was on Chiefs’ radar last summer

The Kansas City Star

Let the Ty Law buzz begin … again.

Law is apparently out in New York, and the Chiefs and new coach Herm Edwards are expected to show interest. Less than a year ago, Kansas City was atwitter about Law before, during and after the free-agency period. He ended up signing with the New York Jets, in part, he said at the time, because of Edwards.

“We’ve mutually agreed to part ways,” Law’s agent, Carl Poston, told The Star-Ledger of Newark in Wednesday’s editions. “There’s no ill feelings. Ty had a great year. He enjoyed it there. He held up his end of the bargain. Unfortunately, the Jets had some injury problems that derailed them.”

The Jets would have to pay Law an $11 million option bonus if he’s on the roster next month. Law overcame a serious foot injury and led the Jets with 10 interceptions. In the season finale against Buffalo, he had three picks and drew glowing praise from Edwards.

“Ty Law’s a gym rat,” Edwards told reporters. “He likes playing football. When Sunday starts, he wants to be out there. He wants to play football. He had a great season for a guy coming off an injury. That’s why he’s a Hall of Famer.”

The Chiefs declined to comment on Law on Wednesday, saying they won’t talk about a player under contract. Poston hasn’t returned phone calls to The Star.

Law visited the Chiefs during the free-agency period last year, but Kansas City ended up signing Miami cornerback Patrick Surtain.

Salary-cap considerations would play into any potential signing, especially a big name like Law. The Chiefs will have to clear some space under the NFL cap and are expected to approach several players about restructuring their contracts to create cap space.

■ SHIELDS’ PLANS: Will Shields will be around Arrowhead Stadium sometime next week to work out. What happens after that is anybody’s guess. Shields reiterated Wednesday that he won’t decide his future until early March, when free-agency begins.

“I’m still hanging (out),” Shields said Wednesday night as he attended the KU-Nebraska women’s basketball game in Lawrence. “It’s not going to be some revelation. It’s not going to be that big of a deal.”

For more than a year, Shields, an 11-time Pro Bowl guard for the Chiefs, has been pondering retirement. He has battled arthritis in his knee and back.

02-16-2006, 05:41 AM
Sure id love to have the guy, but im not sure if we can afford him?? I guess we would have to cut Warfield to get him?? Which i honestly wouldnt have much heartache over. Realistically, i think we all know we need more of a push up front from the interior linemen and another outside pass rushing force to compliment Allen before we need another CB.

02-16-2006, 05:56 AM
Did 2005 even happen?

02-16-2006, 07:04 AM
Did 2005 even happen?

Sorry to say it DID.

But luckily most were to drunk or stoned to remember much of it.



02-16-2006, 07:36 AM
I'd rather stay with Warfield. Why go w/ Law when you can't be certain he's gonna play good? Yeah he had 10 picks, but other teams through is way a lot. Warfield can get a pick at any time, and when he does, he's gone. Upgrade the defensive line to get more pressure on the qb, and EW will be in the Pro Bowl

02-16-2006, 07:43 AM
unless law is a rare player and wants to play of the chiefs just to play and for hermie, for real cheap, we cant afford him. we need D-LINE HELP FIRST.

02-16-2006, 07:46 AM
Need pass rush. Badly. Eric is a good corner. Surtain is a good corner. Dline sucks baows. Spend FA cash there or draft, or both. DLine is the missing link...

...having said that, Law AND Surtain? Holy crap...!

Old Dog
02-16-2006, 07:49 AM
Not a snowballs chance.
The Chiefs don't have the money, nor is cornerback the biggest weakness on the team.

02-16-2006, 08:31 AM
Waiting for the Athan and Rhonda Moss "I told you so, I said the Chiefs were going to get Ty Law"

02-16-2006, 10:27 AM
Not a snowballs chance.
The Chiefs don't have the money, nor is cornerback the biggest weakness on the team.


02-16-2006, 11:29 AM
...having said that, Law AND Surtain? Holy crap...!

How sad would it be to have 2 great corners, this offense and STILL NOT MAKING THE *&^%$& PLAYOFFS!?!?!?!?!?!

02-16-2006, 11:33 AM
How sad would it be to have 2 great corners, this offense and STILL NOT MAKING THE *&^%$& PLAYOFFS!?!?!?!?!?!

If edwards has his way, we might find out.

Law and Abraham come in on capbusting deals... we still give up gobs of yards due to zero pass rush and regress from our already marginal-at-best ability to stop the run. Fans melt down. I jump off the top of Arrowhead.