Hey, look at that: it's Ty Law, the Daunte Culpepper of the New York Jets. That's right, Law, the former Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback who also played for the Jets and Chiefs, has been out of football since January ... until today.
With the Battle for AFC East Supremacy on the schedule for this Thursday, the Jets have signed Law to take on those evil-doing New England Patriots. I can't imagine what sort of shape he's in; even if Law's been working out during the last 10 months, it's not like he was exactly in top form when he left the game.
I suppose a really good defensive coordinator can find role for a 275-pound cornerback/nose tackle hybrid, and that's now Bob Sutton's burden to bear.
According to NFL.com's Adam Schefter, the Jets plan to roll Law out for this week's game, even though he'll have had less than a week to learn the scheme.
"This is going to be different playing Thursday night against the Patriots, matching up against my former team and the players I'm used to practicing against," Law said as he was packing in Boston to drive to New York only to return to Boston again on Wednesday.
"I know they're going to throw at me, but I welcome the challenge - bring it. I got the tricks for you."
Earlier this decade, Law was one of the league's best cornerbacks and regularly tormented Colts quarterback Peyton Manning. During his 13-year career, Law has 52 interceptions, and 57 passes defended, but at 34, he's not the player he once was. That said, if Hank Poteat can carve out an NFL living, Law should be fine.
With Patriots Next on the Schedule, Jets Sign 34-Year-Old Ty Law originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Mon, 10 Nov 2008 19:45:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.