Anyone who might have thought new Chiefs cornerback Ty Law was out of shape should have attended his introductory news conference yesterday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo.
Looking fit and trim, the former Patriot said he was completely recovered from a severe foot injury that has plagued him the last two years.
``I'm 110 percent better than what I was last year, physically, mentally," said the 32-year-old Law, a five-time Pro Bowl cornerback. ``I'm ready to go."
Law, who hurt his foot with the Patriots in 2004, said he was still hobbled by the injury last season with the Jets. But he managed to intercept a league-high 10 passes for then-coach Herm Edwards.
Now he's back with Edwards, Kansas City's new coach, and armed with a five-year, $30 million contract.
``I'm kind of speechless. Everything is happening so fast," he said. ``I really didn't know I was going to be able to get something done before training camp. I thought it would be two to three weeks from now when it actually happened."
Cleveland TV feud
A TV station sued the Cleveland Browns after the team said it would break the station's contract to broadcast exhibition games and other programming. The Browns are upset because the station aired a 911 call involving the team owner's relatives. WOIO-TV aired the call placed by owner Randy Lerner's
sister, Nancy Fisher
, after she found her 6-year-old daughter drowned in a creek on family property July 9. Recordings of 911 calls are public records and are routinely made available to the media . . . Commissioner Paul Tagliabue
toured the hurricane-damaged Superdome with Saints owner Tom Benson
and Governor Kathleen Blanco
, and was encouraged with the progress that has been made. Though repairs are ongoing, Tagliabue was impressed. He had said during earlier visits he had concerns about how long it would take to get the facility reopened. ``I think there are some terrific features in the renovation," he said, describing an overhaul of the Superdome's concession areas and luxury suites. Superdome officials hope to find a large corporation to buy naming rights to the facility before the Saints open at home against Atlanta Sept. 25.
Huff signs on
First-round pick Michael Huff
signed a $22.5 million, five-year contract with the Raiders that guarantees the safety $15 million. Huff played every secondary position at Texas, making 318 tackles in his Longhorn career . . . Fourth-round pick Michael Robinson
, the former Penn State quarterback hoping to make the NFL as a running back, signed with the San Francisco 49ers . . . The Rams signed three draft picks: defensive end Victor Adeyanju
, offensive guard Tony Palmer
, and linebacker Tim McGarigle
. The team also reduced its quarterback stable to a manageable four by releasing Jeff Smoker
, a sixth-round pick in 2004. Smoker and Ryan Fitzpatrick
, a seventh-rounder out of Harvard who led a comeback victory over the Texans last year after injuries had shelved Marc Bulger
and backup Jamie Martin
, had been on the bubble . . . The Steelers signed rookie running back Cedric Humes
, a seventh-round draft pick out of Virginia Tech . . . Bengals offensive tackle Levi Jones
agreed to a six-year, $40 million contract extension . . . The Panthers released offensive lineman Adam Meadows
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