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Jets interested in trade for RFA RB Chris Ivory

4/14/13 in NFL   |   IvanRogers   |   1352 respect

The New York Jets have a greater need for restricted free agent Chris Ivory as compared with the New Orleans Saints, to bolster a depleted backfield. However, the New York Jets are not prepared to make an acquisition at the price currently set by the New Orleans Saints.
 
The New Orleans Saints have placed a second-round tender on Chris Ivory, which stands for a one-year, $2.023 million deal for their restricted free agent.
 
Other interested teams will be still allowed to sign Chris Ivory to an offer sheet. The New Orleans Saints will have five days to match that offer sheet if they still intend to keep Chris Ivory. But, if the New Orleans Saints don’t match the offer sheet, they would they would have to give-up a second-round pick in the 2013 draft in exchange for Chris Ivory.
 
The New Orleans Saints currently have five draft pick in April’s Draft after they were docked a second-pick the bounty scandal, and have been reportedly looking to acquire additional picks.
 
But with several holes still remaining on the roster, the New York Jets don’t seem willing to part with their second-round pick in the upcoming draft. However, the New York Jets still need a tailback after losing Shonn Greene the Tennessee Titans in free agency. So, the New York Jets are instead reportedly trying to work out a deal for a late-round pick in the trade for Chris Ivory.
 
The New York Jets currently have Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight in the backfield, along with former Oakland Raiders running back Mike Goodson, who was signed by the Jets last month.
 
Chris Ivory has better opportunities of seeing increased play time in this group after being buried behind Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles on the New Orleans Saints’ depth chart last season.
 
The former undrafted free agent out of Tiffin (OH) College, Chris Ivory, spent the past three seasons with the New Orleans Saints. After recording five touchdowns and becoming the team’s leading pass rusher with 716 yards in his rookie season, Chris Ivory was plagued by injuries in the following seasons.
 
The 25-year-old Chris Ivory contributed only 256 carries for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns, but he has been effective in a limited role for the New Orleans Saints. He appeared in 24 career games while at times filling in as a starter as well for the New Orleans Saints.
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