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Old 07-23-2006, 07:26 PM   #1
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Default Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law agreed to a five-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Law will rejoin Herman Edwards, who coached him with the New York Jets last year, when the veteran came back from a severe foot injury and led the NFL with 10 interceptions. Chiefs spokesman Bob Moore said Law will take his physical Monday.

Edwards, who replaced Dick Vermeil as head coach of the Chiefs, is a former Pro Bowl cornerback and has vowed to revamp a Kansas City defense that the past five years has been near the bottom of the league.

The 32-year-old Law, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, will pair with Patrick Surtain in what could be the Chiefs' strongest secondary since James Hasty and Dale Carter anchored the backfield in the mid-1990s.

Also bolstering the defense will be end Tamba Hali, the team's first-round pick out of Penn State who is thought to be close to signing a contract that would get him in uniform for the start of training camp in River Falls, Wis., on Friday.

Since 2001, a woeful defense has hurt the Chiefs' offense, which racked up yards and points behind running backs Priest Holmes and Larry Johnson, tight end Tony Gonzalez, and Pro Bowl linemen Brian Waters, Will Shields and Willie Roaf.

But the defense last year showed signs of coming around, with the signing of Surtain and the emergence of second-year defensive end Jared Allen, who led the team with 11 sacks.

Law cost the Jets around $6 million last year. Terms of his deal with Kansas City were not immediately available.

His presence is certain to excite both fans and teammates, as it did Allen, who was driving to Kansas City on Sunday when told of the news.

"That is awesome," he shouted. When he turned to teammate and linebacker Boomer Grigsby and told him, Grigsby let out a whoop, too.

"That's going to be a huge help to us," Allen said. "Our defense is going to be awesome. The guy's a great athlete, a great player. He's been to the Super Bowl."

The Chiefs talked with Law last year before he signed with the Jets. They were one of several teams interested in picking him up this season.

"I didn't think it would happen," Allen said. "Rumors were always floating around. But I'm really glad we got him."
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Old 07-23-2006, 07:36 PM   #2
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

Looks like the Chiefs might improve their defense just in time to watch their offensive line retire.
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Old 07-23-2006, 08:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

Looks like Ty will be coming back to the scene of his severe foot injury when the Chiefs visit the Steelers this upcoming season at Heinz Field.
He originally injured his foot at Heinz Field in the '04 season when he was playing for the Pats.
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Herm is gonna toughen that team up...they will be competitive
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

Looks like my 50/50 shot panned out.

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=7248

Im not sure what the exact details of the deal are but 5 years is way too much for a 32 year old - especially one whose injury record is deteriorating.

I look at this as a typical signing of a team that overpays in order to find the 'final piece of the jigsaw' - these acquistions rarely seem to work out.

Look forward to seeing the new 'awesome' KC defense!!!

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A 5-year contract for Law? Are they freaking insane???
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

I think the "old" boy's still got it and while I agree that he and Surtan will be a formidable force together in the Chiefs' secondary, I think a 5 year contract is a little over the top. The Chiefs are another team I wouldn't count out of the race in the upcoming season.
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

In my opinion, he's done. I also agree with the statement that this is a perfect example of a team going out and signing a "name" at this point in time in order to try and get their team over the hump in which I believe will fail.

I'm still trying to figure out the 5 years........
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I think the signing of Law is definetley going to improve the defense. Herm is also going to get them in order too. As long as everyone stays healthy I see the Cheifs a legitimate playoff team this year. I can't wait to see the game in Heinz field this October!
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Default Re: Ty Law Signs With Chiefs

The Chiefs know they wont get five years out of Ty Law.
They probably had to write the contract for that period of time so that his number is salary cap friendly.

I heard that Law's asking price in guaranteed money was between 7-10 Million dollars.
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