Kevin Poston, Law’s agent, confirmed the news Friday in an e-mail to The Associated Press . The agreement came after Denver’s media availability and a Broncos spokesman said the team had no comment.
Law is expected to sign the deal Saturday, pending the passing of his physical. He may even make it out to practice as the Broncos (6-1) prepare to host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday night.
The 35-year-old Law, a five-time Pro Bowl selection, will fit right in with Denver veteran defensive backs Champ Bailey , Andre’ Goodman , Brian Dawkins and Renaldo Hill , all in their 30s.Law becomes the latest former New England player to reunite with Broncos coach Josh McDaniels, who spent his previous eight seasons as an assistant with the Patriots.
A first-round pick by New England in 1995, Law helped the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles. He played for the New York Jets last season.The Broncos have been relatively quiet on the free-agent front so far during the season, making just their second move.
Last week, Denver signed 16-year veteran punter Mitch Berger to replace Brett Kern . Berger got off to a rusty start, averaging 38.4 yards on eight punts in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens last weekend.With Bailey and Goodman turning in solid seasons on the corners, Law might be utilized more in nickel packages. The Broncos are currently using Jack Williams and rookie Alphonso Smith in that role.
Law played 10 seasons with New England before signing with the Jets in 2005, where he had a career-high 10 interceptions. After being released by the Jets, Law followed Herm Edwards to Kansas City, starting every game for the Chiefs in 2006 and ’07.