Jets retiring jersey of Hall of Famer Martin

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin will have his No. 28 jersey retired by the New York Jets at halftime of the team's season-opening game against the Buffalo Bills.

Martin, inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame last month, says Sunday the ceremony is "almost even bigger than the Hall of Fame because it's the hometown, the crowd in played in front of for all these years." He will also receive his Hall of Fame ring.

The 39-year-old Martin played his first three NFL seasons with New England before signing with New York in 1998. He's fourth on the NFL's career rushing list with 14,101 yards.