Ty Law: I’d like to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Patriot
|06.28.11 at 8:09 pm ET|
Like his former teammate Willie McGinest, former Patriots cornerback Ty Law said he’d be interested in signing a one-day contract with New England and officially retiring as a member of the Patriots.
Speaking before The Tradition Tuesday night at the TD Garden, Law said he’s “pretty much” retired at this point, but added that he’d like the “opportunity” to retire as a Patriot.
“That would be … that’s one of the reasons I haven’t officially turned my papers in because I would like to at least say the last contract I sign was with New England,” Law said. “That would be an honor if I was able to do that, if Mr. Kraft was to bless me with something like that, that would be the icing on the cake for a 15-year career.”
“To me, he is a Patriot. He always will be a Patriot,” said Patriots owner Robert Kraft. “What he did … how he anchored our backfield … I’m going to say tonight what is etched in my memory was being at that Super Bowl [XXXVI] when he returned the ball 47 yards against the Rams. Just the swagger and the confident way he anchored our backfield. What people don’t realize is that part of the privilege of owning a team is that you get to meet with great guys, and Ty’s always been one of my favorites.”
The five-time Pro Bowler and two-time first team All-Pro played 10 seasons in New England, and was a member of three Super Bowl championship teams while with the Patriots. Law, who ended his career with brief stints with the Jets, Chiefs and Broncos after leaving New England following the 2004 season, finished his career with 53 interceptions.
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