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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Why not Law

The New York Jets released Aliquippa native Ty Law Wednesday as part of a salary cap purge.

The 32-year-old cornerback made his fifth Pro Bowl in 2005 after recording a career-high 10 interceptions.

Law signed with the Jets last year after being released by New England. Law also visited with the Steelers last offseason, but never received a contract offer.

But if free safety Chris Hope leaves this offseason, the Steelers could be interested in bringing in a ballhawk like Law to play free safety, a move Law might be willing to make at this point in his career.

Much like Rod Woodson did late in his career, Law could continue to play at a high level at the safety position, where his growing lack of speed could be overcome by his knowledge of the game.

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