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Jets dump Ty Law; several others

Feb. 22, 2006 at 4:38 PM   |   Comments

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The New York Jets Wednesday released several veteran players, including former Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law, as part of an off-season cost-slashing process.

Among those released were Law, backup quarterback Jay Fiedler, offensive tackle, Jason Fabini and running back Jerald Sowell.

The Jets were $20 million over the salary cap.

After just one season with the Jets, Law, 32, who played nine of his 10 NFL seasons with the New England Patriots, had a career-high 10 interceptions and 62 tackles.

"We were very fortunate to have a player of Ty's caliber in 2005," said Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum. "Ty is a warrior and a class act and we appreciate his contributions this past season."

For his career, the 32-year-old Law, who was a first-round draft pick by the Patriots out of Michigan in 1995, has 46 interceptions, returning seven of them for touchdowns.

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