Brandon Marshall has seen enough of Darrelle Revis to declare him the best cornerback in NFL history.
Yep, that's right. Move over, Deion Sanders? You, too, Mike Haynes. Champ Bailey and Rod Woodson? Marshall thinks his New York Jets teammate tops them all.
"I have been around great ones, practiced against Champ Bailey, Peanut Tillman," Marshall said on ESPN's "First Take" on Thursday. "Played against some great guys. I didn't play against Deion, but Revis is the best in the league."
Then came the headline-making — and eyebrow-raising — money part of the quote:
Marshall reiterated his comments after training camp practice later in the day.
"Darrelle's really good at what he does," Marshall said. "He's excellent at what he does. He's a technician. He's really crafty, and he's really smart. He works hard."
It's a bold statement by Marshall, who's entering his first season with the Jets but has faced Revis several times.
"It's a great compliment from Brandon," Revis said. "Played against him through our whole careers and we've had some battles. I think it's just a mutual respect that we have for each other.''
Nick Perry joined Clay Matthews among linebackers held out of practice because of injuries at Green Bay Packers training camp.
Coach Mike McCarthy said Perry has a sore groin. Matthews missed his third straight practice because of knee soreness, and McCarthy said he is sitting out as a precaution.
Outside linebacker Mike Neal is getting close to returning from an abdominal injury. For now, that leaves Julius Peppers as the only healthy member among Green Bay's top four pass rushers.
• Steelers star running back Le'Veon Bell vowed to learn from his mistakes and follow a path similar to one set by Pittsburgh great Jerome Bettis.
Bell is suspended for two games because of a DWI arrest and marijuana charges.
"I'm glad to finally get it over with, look behind me, know exactly what I have to deal with and move forward," Bell said.
• Titans tight end Delanie Walker said he will be just fine after a collision with safety Da'Norris Searcy left him needing 12 stitches to close a cut in his left thumb.