Jets and Law close to a deal

It looks like cornerback Ty Law is going to be a Jet.

Barring a last minute snag, Law could be introduced in green and white as soon as Monday.

The Jets and Law are closing in on a deal that would pay the Pro Bowl cornerback in the neighborhood of $6 million a year, a source, likely his agent Carl Poston, told a few Jets beat writers.

While the deal will average around $6 million, it will not all be guaranteed, so that figure is a little misleading.

If Law's broken foot is healed, he gives the Jets the shutdown cornerback they have been lacking the last few years.

But if the Jets sign Law, you wonder what happens to veteran Ray Mickens. If Law comes on board, he would start opposite David Barrett. Derrick Strait is scheduled to be the nickel back, and rookie Justin Miller will likely handle the dime back job. It's hard to see Mickens being happy as a fifth cornerback. They would probably be able to trade him, perhaps to Jacksonville, a team in dire need of a starting cornerback to play opposite Rashean Mathis.

Or it's possible that Mickens, Strait and Miller can work in a rotation involving the third, fourth and fifth cornerback spots.


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