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Dave Hutchinson of the Newark Star-Ledger writes that Pro Bowl cornerback Ty Law's brief career with the Jets is over, according to his agent. The club had hoped the presence of new head coach Eric Mangini, who coached Law in New England, would persuade Law to rework his contract and stay with the team. "We've mutually agreed to part ways," said Law's agent, Carl Poston. "There's no ill feelings. Ty had a great year. He enjoyed it there. He held up his end of the bargain. Unfortunately, the Jets had some injury problems that derailed them."

The *Boston Herald * is reporting that Ty Law wants to play for a Super Bowl contender, and he said the Miami Dolphins qualify. "There are a lot of teams interested," Law said in yesterday's edition. "Miami is talking about getting Steve McNair (from Tennessee) down there, and if the Dolphins get a quarterback, they're a real contender for the Super Bowl. That's what it's all about for me right now. I need to win another title." Law also is looking for a guaranteed bonus of "around $10 million."

Chris Colston of USA Today writes that the NFL's free agent period begins March 3. While the list of potentially available players looks solid now, it could take a big hit by Feb. 23, the last day teams can designate a franchise player. Colston takes a look at the top 15 free agents.

All 32 NFL teams have issues as we move to the 2006 season. What those teams do in the next six months will go a long way in deciding whether they will improve or fall back next season. Pete Prisco of *CBS Sportline.com * takes a look at the offeseason focus of each team.

Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes.

Tom Curran of the Providence Journal offers his daily sports blog with Patriots notes and commentary.

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