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Related: Ty Law announces his Pro Football Hall of Fame presenter" Pro Football Hall of FamePatriots First ReadTy Law thinks other Patriots should join him in the Pro Football Hall of FameNew ,19commentsRelated: Ty Law announces his Pro Football Hall of Fame presenterEDTShare this storyShare this on FacebookShare this on TwitterShareAll sharing optionsShareAll sharing options for:Ty Law thinks other Patriots should join him in the Pro Football Hall of FameTwitterFacebookRedditPocketFlipboardEmailPhoto by Brian Bahr/Getty ImagesThe New England Patriots of the early 2000s won three Super Bowls in a four-year span and established themselves as the NFL’s first and only dynasty of the salary cap era. Along the way, they changed the game on both offense and defense — with one player in particular personifying the latter: Ty Law, who was one of the most physical and successful press-man cornerbacks of his era and one of the reasons the league changed its rulebook.Because of his impact on the game of football, his role on three championship teams and his high level of play over the course of his entire 15-year career, Law was voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on the eve on New England’s latest Super Bowl victory. The 45-year-old thus became the first core member of the early dynasty to earn himself a gold jacket and recognition among the greatest players in pro football history.And according to the man himself, other members of the Patriots should join him in the Hall of Fame sooner rather than later. “I think I should be the first of a few more,” Law said during a recent appearance on the Adam Schefter Podcast. The five-time Pro Bowler who also spent time with the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos knows, however, that it will not be easy given how the Patriots organization is perceived.“For whatever reason, and I think it’s still like that today, as much winning as [the Patriots] are continuing to do , it’s like we’re looked at as a team,” Law said about the club with which he spent the first ten seasons of his career. “It’s like there’s no other players worthy of that — at least from the media perspective — when it comes to the Patriots. It’s Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, everybody else. I didn’t know what people thought about me and the rest of us.”Law certainly has a point. There have been only a few constants during New England’s unprecedented two-decade run of excellence, with quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick the most notable ones. The pieces around them, meanwhile, changed on a regular basis — the success did not, however. This, in turn, has created a wide-spread view that everybody not named Brady or Belichick is a fungible commodity.“Tom Brady, greatest of all time, there’s no doubt about that. There’s no question about coach Belichick ,” continued Law. “But when you hear about how our team is it was to me: ‘We’ve got a hell of a lot players that can play. We can’t do it by just two guys.’ But I think we were molded like this through perception in the media that there was probably no other Hall of Fame players outside of that — which now we know is totally wrong.”As Law pointed out, New England’s dynastic run saw numerous players wearing the team’s colors worthy of entering the Hall of Fame conversation. Richard Seymour, for example, was a cornerstone of the team’s defensive line for eight years and a Hall of Fame finalist in his first year of eligibility. He will eventually get in given how far he already advanced this year. Others such as Willie McGinest and Rodney Harrison also appear to have strong cases.Ultimately, Law will be proven right: he will be the first key member of the 2000s Patriots to make the Hall of Fame, but he won’t remain the only one. The question is how long it will take until voters recognize others for their contributions to the league’s most dominant team of the last almost 20 years. The New York Jets are uncertain if they'll have center Ryan Kalil against the New England Patriots on Monday night.Kalil injured a shoulder during practice Thursday and is undergoing treatment. Coach Adam Gase initially said Kalil wouldn't practice Friday, but the 34-year-old veteran participated on a limited basis."Right now, (he's) more sore right now," Gase said before practice. "We're just going through the procedure that we have to go through with the training staff."Jonotthan Harrison would start at center if Kalil can't play. Harrison was the projected starter until Kalil came out of retirement and signed with the Jets in August."We're lucky," Gase said. "Normally at that position, you don't have a guy that can jump in there and know it like he knows it."New York could be without another starter on the offensive line as left tackle Kelvin Beachum didn't practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury. Brandon Shell, formerly the starter at right tackle , filled in after Beachum left the Jets' win against Dallas last Sunday and could do so again against New England.The Jets had several other key players who didn't participate in team drills, leaving their status uncertain for the game, including: defensive end Henry Anderson (shoulder), tight end Chris Herndon (hamstring), running back/kick returner Trenton Cannon (foot/ankle), linebacker Neville Hewitt (neck/knee), guard Alex Lewis (neck), linebacker Albert McClellan (concussion) and safety Rontez Miles (not injury-related).Linebacker C.J. Mosley was a limited participant in team drills, the latest step in his progress from a groin injury that has sidelined him since the season opener. Mosley declared Thursday he would play against New England unless he had a setback."I heard," a smiling Gase said of Mosley's announcement. "I love the fact that he's ready to go."Cornerbacks Nate Hairston (knee) and Darryl Roberts (ankle) were also limited after not practicing Thursday. Nose tackle Steve McLendon (hamstring), right guard Brian Winters (shoulder/knee) and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) also were limited.Rookie linebacker Blake Cashman was a full participant after being limited Thursday.

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