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Huge trade market for Jets' Darrell Revis

One NFL general manager called the trade interest in Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis "one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever." He likened the growing interest in Revis to when Reggie White was leaving the Eagles as a free agent or the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last year.

One NFL general manager called the trade interest in Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis "one of the biggest potential trade markets for a player ever." He likened the growing interest in Revis to when Reggie White was leaving the Eagles as a free agent or the Peyton Manning sweepstakes last year.

That, basically, says it all about what's happening with Revis.

The possibility of a Revis trade is no longer just a possibility. The Jets reportedly are leaning toward the trade, and teams are considering giving up significant capital to get him.

According to CBSSports.com, several team are claiming the Jets want a first- and second-round pick for Revis, which is astronomical payment considering Revis - while one of the best players in all of football - is coming off knee surgery and will want a hefty contract.

A Pro Bowl effort

Houston running back Arian Foster says players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl Sunday, but don't expect 100 percent effort.

Foster said Friday after practicing with his AFC teammates that it's unrealistic to expect full effort from the NFL's top athletes when they're limited in the plays they're able to run.

"This isn't basketball - you can't go play a pickup game of football," Foster said.

Foster said if the NFL expects 100 percent effort from its stars and league officials are willing to cancel the game if they don't see that, then the game will likely be scrapped.

"I think it's an honor and a tradition, but for you to expect the best athletes in the NFL to come out and play a game 100 percent when you can't game plan, you can't blitz, you can't do all these things, it's not going to be competitive like everybody wants it to be," Foster said.

Undaunted Akers

San Francisco kicker David Akers calls his struggles this season a "head scratcher" and says if the 49ers win the Super Bowl it will erase all of his 14 misses this season.

Akers missed an NFL-worst 13 field goals this season and then hit the upright on a 38-yarder in last week's NFC championship game at Atlanta. He says he feels like he is kicking the ball well and he's off by a matter of inches, which is frustrating because "an inch is a mile in our game."

- Inquirer wire services

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