Ty Law named semifinalist for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Ty Law named semifinalist for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Ty Law already has a red Patriots Hall of Fame jacket, but will he soon be fitted for a gold one? 

The three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler has been named as one of 26 Pro Football Hall of Fame semifinalists, it was announced on Wednesday. Among the others on the semifinalist list were those Law competed against for years, and three players Law beat in Super Bowl XXVI: former Rams receivers Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt, and quarterback Kurt Warner. One of the signature plays of Law's career was his interception of Warner in the Super Bowl, which he returned for a touchdown. 

Running backs Terrelle Davis and LaDanian Tomlinson will be among the favorites to make it in 2017. Receiver Terrell Owens, defensive back Darren Woodson, defensive end Jason Taylor and safety John Lynch will all garner strong consideration as well.

Law certainly has a case given the championship defenses on which he starred. He tied Raymond Clayborn’s franchise-record with 36 picks, and his six interceptions returned for touchdowns are also a franchise record. Law also experienced success outside of the Patriots organization, leading the league in interceptions and making a Pro Bowl as a member of the Jets in 2005. In 2006 and 2007, he started every regular-season game for the Chiefs. 

Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

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Eric Ebron signs two-year deal with Colts

Former Lions tight end Eric Ebron is signing a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Colts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Ebron was rumored to be a potential target for the Patriots, especially after new Pats running back Jeremy Hill tried recruiting him to the team.

The 24-year-old had 53 receptions for 574 yards and four touchdowns a season ago with Detroit. 


Patriots release Shea McClellin

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Patriots release Shea McClellin

Shea McClellin will be blocking kicks for somebody else next season. 

The Patriots announced Monday they've released the veteran linebacker, ending his tenure with the team after two seasons.  ESPN's Field Yates broke the news.

The Pats signed McClellin to a three-year deal prior to the 2016 season, but that was the only season in which he played for the team. McClellin missed all of last season due to injury. Prior to coming to New England, McClellin played four seasons with the Bears, who chose him 19th overall in 2012. 

McClellin's biggest contribution with the Pats came when he blocked a Justin Tucker kick in Week 14 of the 2016 season against the Ravens.