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April 13 (The Sports Xchange) - The New York Jets are interested in trading for New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory, according to ESPN New York.

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Ivory is a restricted free agent who reportedly visited the Jets on Friday. Because of his status, the Saints would receive a second-round tender that commands a one-year, $2 million contract as compensation if they did not match an offer from the Jets.

The Jets do not want to give up that high of a draft pick for Ivory and are trying to work out a trade that includes a late-rounder. Ivory only rushed for 217 yards last season.

The Saints, who only have five picks in this month's draft, are reportedly willing to deal Ivory, who was the Saints' leading rusher in 2010 with 716 yards.

The Jets are looking to replace Shonn Greene, who recently signed with the Tennessee Titans. They added former Oakland Raider Mike Goodson to a three-year, $6.9 million contract in March, but like Ivory's power running ability.

Ivory has 256 rushes for 1,307 yards for his career, a 5.1-yards per carry average.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not interested in acquiring Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, according to multiple reports.

The Jets, who are looking to trade cornerback Darrelle Revis, included Sanchez in the negotiations with the Buccaneers, NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk reported. However, the Buccaneers do not want Sanchez.

The Jets hope to trade the struggling Sanchez and his guaranteed $8.25 million salary for this season.

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Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson plans to be at the team's home opener this year after missing all of last season.

Wilson, 94, has not attended a game since November of 2011.

His wife, Mary Wilson, said that he wants to be at the team's first game. The NFL schedule has not yet been released.

"He's doing really well," she told the Buffalo News. "Our goal is Opening Day. Ralph wants to make the home opener."

Wilson founded the team in 1960.

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