Ty Law not ruling out return in 2010

MIAMI -- Ty Law views his last NFL play as symbolic.

The five-time Pro Bowl cornerback, playing for the Denver Broncos a season ago, intercepted Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.

Law claims he's at peace with football and is content to drift into retirement. But if the right team wanted to bring him aboard to bolster its pass defense for the homestretch, he's still listening.

Law was a guest at ESPN's Chalk Talk luncheon to promote Monday night's game between the New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins in Sun Life Stadium.

Both teams could use help at cornerback.

"If I have another opportunity to play and it's the right one? Maybe," Law told me. "If not, it's been 15 damn good years. I won three championships, made a ton of money and I can still run around with my babies.

"If I play it would be solely to win a championship and help young guys. I done milked it for all the financial things I can get out of it, and they milked me for every injury in my body."

Law will be 37 in February, but he spent the summer training hard with fellow Aliquippa, Pa., native Darrelle Revis. Law claimed he still could give a secondary 15 to 20 quality plays a game and help mentor their young defensive backs.

The Patriots and Dolphins fit that description, too. Law lives in South Florida.

"I know I could go in Week 7, 8 and still do what I do," Law said. "But that door is closing, and I'm finally at peace with football. I did everything I could possibly do in football."

He even would embrace the chance to finish his career at safety like Rod Woodson did.

Law has come out of quasi-retirement a few times. He returned to the New York Jets in Week 11 of the 2008 season and immediately was matched up against Randy Moss. Law played a strong game, but Cassel threw a rollout dart to Moss, who needed to make a phenomenal sideline catch to beat Law for a late touchdown.

That's why he considers his last play "a little getback for when he got me with Randy."

Law played his first game for the Broncos in Week 9 last year.

He admitted returning to the Patriots would be his dream situation. He spent a decade in New England and won three Super Bowls before jumping to the Jets and leading the NFL with 10 interceptions in 2005.

"That would probably have been ideal because, at the end of the day, you can't lose there," Law said. "You're going back home, a dream I've had for a long time. But that's fading. I've been gone for so long. I was 'OK, that's not going to happen.' "

Law said that when last season ended, Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels expressed a desire to have him back. Law wasn't prepared to commit. He also claimed to have turned down an offer to join an NFC team right before this season began, but the fit wasn't there.

"I'm not waiting on anything, and I'm not seeking anything out," Law said. "If something was meant to happen, then it's meant to happen."