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Former Patriots cornerback Ty Law appears to be less likely to sign with Miami or Kansas City, and claims that the Colts are one of the teams in the hunt for his services. Kansas City is taking a good look at former Colts and Saints cornerback Ashley Ambrose, saying they can't compete financially if the interest in Law turns into a bidding war. Miami reportedly wants Law to come back fof a second visit, but Law expressed doubt that Miami could come up with the money he wants saying, "But if you can't afford Patrick Surtain, how can you afford me?"

Law told Peter King of Sports Illustrated that "The Jets are interested. Kansas City called again. Tampa Bay faxed an offer. Indianapolis is in it."

And how much will it take to sign him?

"Before they signed Surtain, the Chiefs gave me, like, a $42 million offer," he said. "But it was structured so bad that I'd probably only make $10 million before they'd cut me. So I didn't do it."

Law also worked out for the Jaguars last week, but didn't receive an immediate offer. According to published reports, the Jaguars -- like other teams -- are more interested in a one-year deal until they see if Law is going to be able to return to his old form.

GRAMATICA HAS SURGERY: Former Colts and Bucs kicker Martin Gramatica had surgery to repair tears in his lower adductor and lower abdomen. His brother Bill said, "It has been a problem for him for about 2 1/2 years." But he noted that his brother never used the problem as an excuse for his recent field goal performance problems.

CLARK TAKES A FLIGHT Colts tight end Dallas Clark rode with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds who were practicing for an airshow. Clark got to experience flying at nearly the speed of sound.

"We got clearance to let me do my own loop, and it was really fun," he said.

BRACKETT HONORED Colts middle linebacker Gary Brackett was inducted into the South Jersey Football Hall of Fame by the South Jersey Coaches Association Wednesday evening. Brackett was one of six inductees, along with former Broncos defensive tackle Brysen Manor.

FORMER COLTS IN THE NEWS: Former Colts cornerback Jeff Burris ('98-'01) is returning to Buffalo, but this time as a sideline reporter for a local broadcaster. Burris says the Colts offered him a job as a post-game commentator, and Indiana University offered him an opportunity as well, but he chose the job with the Bills because, "This gives me the opportunity to be on the sidelines and in the locker room after games."

Former Colts rookie Brandon Burlsworth's legend lives on through those talks like the one delivered by his former college coach Houston Nutt, who addressed kids at a local football camp.

"After our first team meeting — it was Dec. 10, 1997 — Brandon came up and asked real softly if he could speak to me," Nutt said. "He told me, ‘Please, coach, whatever you do, don't talk about rebuilding. We've had three coaches in my five seasons, and we don't want to rebuild. We want to win.'"


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