According to reports, the New York Jets have re-signed former cornerback Ty Law to a one-year deal just days before a critical game between another team Law used to play for, the New England Patriots.
According to the NFL network, Law still has a physical to pass so any comment from the Jets won't be expected to occur until he passes it. Interestingly enough, he had received interest from the Jets and Patriots.
Law has had five years of experience with Jets head coach Eric Mangini who, when Law was with New England, coached the defensive backs under current Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
Law said to the NFL network:
"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, I know they're going to throw at me, but I welcome the challenge."
He also said he expects to be used as a cornerback and safety. If used at corner, he would be with fellow Aliquippa, Pennsylvania native Darrelle Revis. Revis has viewed Law as an idol and in homage wears number 24 for the Jets.
On Revis, Law said:
"That's my little boy, I've watched him grow up and to be able to help him now, it'll be a good deal."
The Jets had started rookie Dwight Lowery out of San Diego State at corner in the first nine games, but he has appeared shaky as of late requiring the acquisition of Law ahead of a tough games in the future for the Jets.
This now creates a roster problem since the Jets now have seven cornerbacks (Law, Revis, Lowery, David Barrett, Hank Poteat, Ahmead Carrol, and Justin Miller) and two kickers (Jay Feely and Mike Nugent).
A corner will be cut since although Nugent nears 100%, Feely has earned the right to keep his job with a good performance in the 47-3 win over the St. Louis Rams last Sunday. According to reports, it will be former Pro Bowl kick returner Justin Miller who has been plagued by injuries over recent years and hasn't played this year.
The last time Law was signed by the Jets, the Jets made the playoffs. Jets fans hope that this year will yield similar results.