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Old 03-12-2005, 10:02 AM   #10
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Default Re: Steelers courting Ty Law

Rooney impressed w/ Law..

teelers Chairman Dan Rooney was among those in the organization to come away with a positive opinion of former Patriots cornerback Ty Law upon first glance.

"He's a fine young man," Rooney said Friday, the day after Law, an unrestricted free agent, popped into the Steelers' South Side practice facility for a visit.

Law, an Aliquippa native and an Aliquippa High School graduate, was released by the Patriots in a salary-cap purge in late-February.

His trip to see the Steelers wasn't quite the result of a spur-of-the-moment impulse, but nor was it a much-anticipated, weeks-in-the-making event.

"He was here to visit his mother, really," Rooney said. "I don't know if it was the agent's idea or if he just called and said 'why don't I come on over?' Kevin (Colbert, the Steelers' Director of Football Operations) said 'we'd love to see you.'

"He's a great kid. He made a great first impression."

Rooney remains skeptical the Steelers will be able to come to contractual terms with Law, who was on the books to count $12.5 million against the Patriots' salary cap in 2005.
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