Jets hope Saints will take a late-round pick for Chris Ivory

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The Saints put a second-round tender on restricted free agent running back Chris Ivory, but the Jets are hoping to get him from New Orleans for less than that.

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports that Ivory visited the Jets’ facility on Friday, and the Jets are interested in acquiring him. However, they are not interested in giving up their second-round draft pick, No. 39 overall, to get him. So the Jets won’t be signing Ivory to a restricted free agent offer sheet.

Instead, the Jets are hoping that they can both agree to a contract with Ivory and agree to terms with the Saints on a trade that would bring Ivory to New York for a late-round pick.

Ivory has played well in limited action since joining the Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2010. In three years he has played in 24 games with 10 starts, carrying 256 times for 1,307 yards (a 5.1-yard average) and eight touchdowns. With the Saints he has struggled to get consistent playing time in a crowded backfield that also includes Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram. But with the Jets he’d have a chance of earning the starting job in a backfield that currently consists of Bilal Powell, Mike Goodson and Joe McKnight.

67 responses to “Jets hope Saints will take a late-round pick for Chris Ivory

  1. Steelers need to jump in this mix.Especially if we can get that extra 3rd round pick for Sanders. Ivory is Nice!

  2. I would love Ivory to come to my Jets. The guy is a savage runner.

    That said, I don’t think they will let him go for a late round pick. IMO, the lowest they would (and should) take for him is a 4th.

    I dont see it happening.

  3. I would love Ivory to come to my Jets. The guy is a savage runner.

    That said, I don’t think they will let him go for a late round pick. IMO, the lowest they would (and should) take for him is a 4th.

    I dont see it happening.

    Exactly…at least a 4th rounder. For a possible starting running back that is about right. Even though playing time has been limited he has been very effective when playing and has little tread on his tires. I hope we can get a 3rd for him…

  4. I’d like to see Saints’ keep CI, he’s exciting to watch when he starts breaking those blocks.

    SD should take a look, maybe trade Alexander for Ivory. SD can trade off between an often broken Matthews and Ivory.

  5. pfailp8;

    I actually think we would accept a 4th round pick for Ivory. We’re really hurting for picks and Ivory isn’t going to be utilized as much as he should be here. If the Jets offer it, I think we take it.

    And don’t forget, we traded away Reggie Bush for peanuts, so a 4th round pick looks like a blockbuster compared.

  6. The Jets are truly dreaming if they think the Saints will take a lower round pick…Saints placed a 2nd rounder which they need and won’t take anything less

  7. The Jets hope they can trade Sancheze to to New England straight up for Tom Brady too.The Saints didn’t put a second round tender on Ivory to give him up for a late round pick.

  8. Saints should not accept anything less than a 3rd. I wouldn’t mind him leaving because I would like to see him have a chance to start and that won’t happen in our crowded backfield. He is still young and averaging 5.1 ypc. So I think he is worth at least a 3rd.

    That being said when Ivory saw the field last year it also seemed to light a fire under Ingram. Ingram started to run a little harder when he saw a undrafted running back out of Tiffin out perform a Heisman Trophy running back out of Alabama.

    If we let go of Ivory we might also see the return of the laxd Mark Ingram.

  9. I don’t think the Jets understand how this “trade” thing works, in that both sides are supposed to benefit from it, not just the Jets.

  10. why.would.the.Saints.just give him away??

    Get real Uzdik, the Saints GM ain’t as stupid as a GM like Tannenbum.

  11. The Saints should not take less than a second round pick for Ivory. He’s really good.

    This is nothing like when the Saints got rid of Reggie Bush, who was overpriced and everyone knew the Saints didn’t want anymore. The only thing similar about these two players is their position.

  12. If I am the Saints, I tell the Jets to either give us their 3rd rounder or go find another 25 year old, proven starting RB who averages 5.1 yards a carry. Oh wait… there aren’t any.

    Ivory is a beast. He will be missed, and whatever your team gives up for him, he will earn it. The dude works hard and has a lot to prove. Very fun to watch, you will not be dissapointed.

  13. Ivory is a beast look at film, why would they go to fourth round. Personally I believe ivory should be number RBI behind sprites, not that Pierre Thomas is bad. I would hate to see ivory go

  14. Exactly…at least a 4th rounder. For a possible starting running back that is about right. Even though playing time has been limited he has been very effective when playing and has little tread on his tires. I hope we can get a 3rd for him…

    ….has a lot of tread left I mean….lol.

  15. Get what you want for Ivory, Saints. Anything less would be too much of a steal. Besides, the Saints play the Jets this year. Giving him up for a song would only motivate him more.

  16. So basically the jets think every trade they make should be incredibly unfair in their favor. News flash jets, you’re currently the 9th worst team in the league and no team owes you favors.

  17. lot of know-nothing armchair gms commenting here. ivory is tendered as a second, but that doesn’t mean his trade value is anything more than a sixth or seventh.

  18. I wouldn’t give away our top 4 picks if I were the Jets. We need to secure a franchise QB and build a great line. With that, you can win a championship. Only then, can you start hand picking your free agents to fill other holes.

  19. I would rather see the Jets spend a 3rd or 4th on Lattimore even if he has sit all of 2013 and get a potential franchise RB then spend a 4th on Ivory.

  20. This would actually be a good pickup for the Jets if it were to happen. This dude is good, but why would N.O. trade him for anything less than what they would get if he signed somewhere else. Ivory is worth more than a 5th or later round pick.

  21. Saints have lots of competent RBs, but no defenders nor a LT to protect Brees. If they want to move Ivory, they should concentrate on teams who can fill their needs, which is not the Jets ( unless they’re willing to pay with a second round pick )

  22. Assuming that the Saints take a hard stance, which I have no reason to think otherwise, they aren’t interested in anything less than the last pick of the second round (pick 64) by designating him a second round tender.

    So, essentially the Jets would need to make up the difference between that and their third round pick (72) somehow.

    If you take the draft value charts literally (most GMs probably don’t, but for the sake of argument let’s say they do), that roughly equals the Jet’s third round pick and a fifth round pick as compensation.

    Personally, i’d look at that as a poor trade if I were a Jets fan. The Jets would be better shooting for someone like Monte Ball in the third and keeping their fifth round selection.

  23. #1- I thought Cro was the Jets #1 RB, CB, WR, RB, QB, LB and Kicker?
    #2- if I’m the saints? I’m telling the Jets that they have had a few inquiries (feasible to believe with maybe Ari, GB, Cincy) and weren’t interested in a low end pick. Call their bluff. Ivory is worth no less that a 3rd with fresh legs, NFL experience and an impressive running game to boot.

  24. The Jets remind me of the guy who makes an offer on your house at a huge discount to the offer price and thinks he’s smart and a good negotiator. In reality, he’s an idiot.

  25. Huh.. This new Jets GM is playing poker with cards he doesn’t have. Gotta hand it to him, he’s got balls, but not sure his bulldogish approach will work for him.

  26. This would be solid pick up if it happens. Ivory is deep on the saints RB roster and was frustrated with the Saints last season with the lack of playing time.

  27. The Cowboys should be jumping to get this guy as a backup to Murray. He has power, is strong and runs with a lot of desire.

  28. As a Buc’s fan i’d like him to get out of the NFC south for a late pick too. Why not add Brees and trade for Tebow while your at it?

  29. Injury prone. Routinely hurts himself delivering unnecessary hits to DBs. Entertaining to watch, but incapable of being a feature back for a 16+ game season unless he changes his style, which in turn would affect his productivity.

  30. lot of know-nothing armchair gms commenting here. ivory is tendered as a second, but that doesn’t mean his trade value is anything more than a sixth or seventh.
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    Ridiculous….a potential starter (considering Jets terrible running backs) who averages 5.1 ypc and has over 1300 yds in only 10 starts and spot play…sounds like you are the know-nothing….Loomis will never trade him for 6th/7th round pick

  31. Yea Loomis will rather rott his career another year and wait for RB to get injured before plugging him in. What to GM’s saying ” I wish them the best”. Loomis shouldn’t even be a GM right now.

  32. The Saints can get by without a second round pick, because of all the drafted rookies from last year that went on injured reserved and never played. They know it will be better to keep Ivory, than to trade for a lower value pick. Loomis is one of the best GMs and doesn’t make dumb deals. Sean Payton will make sure the Saints defense gives Brees more time with the ball this year, and they’ll be just as deadly as their Superbowl season.

  33. Just because the Saints tendered Ivory with a 2nd round tender doesn’t mean that they expect to get that in a trade. It only ensured that they could hold on to him and get some type of compensation for him. So a 4th round pick would be good in my opinion.

  34. Why would the Saints put a 2nd round tender on a player they would trade for a lower round pick? It makes no sense otherwise they could have put a 3rd round tender and pay him less?

  35. WHY are the jets so sold on thinking other teams want to make them better ?

    first they think someone wants to give them a kings treasure for an old broke down cancer and now they think teams should basically just give them players.

  36. Saints fans don’t really get it, he may be worth more than a late round pick but dat don’t mean y’all gonna get more than a lateround pick. They don’t plan on resigning him at that tender and they don’t plan on keeping him. Boldin was worth more than a 7th round pick. What did Baltimore get for him? You take the 6th rounder and continue to curse Loomis for choosing Ingram over Ivory.

  37. “Idzik continues to be the man.”

    No, Idzik continues to be the man that is playing to his owner’s ego. Guys that take ridiculous negotiating positions are not good negotiators and are not closers, they tend to be be guys that are playing to their boss. Idzik wants to create an image internally within the Jets organization and with the New York media that he is anti-Tannenbaum. The problem for Idzik and Woody is that the NY media are not fools.

  38. One of the things you have to think about is the 53 man roster. If you have draft picks and guys coming off IR, they will fill those slots quickly. If there are no training camp injuries in the backfield, the Saints may have to let someone go. The RFA number is etched in stone. If you let the guy go you are still on the hook for the tender amount, both in cash and against the cap. typically, teams put a second round tender on players they plan to keep, so it would be surprising for the Saints to take a lower round pick now. Things change, however.

  39. All the haters are beginning to get quiet…the new GM is making nice small moves that will help the jets in the short and long term….love what they’re doing…if they get anything out of Sanchez this year things wouldn’t be half bad…if he is awful, then we get a top pick in a nice draft next year…

  40. Saints fans don’t really get it, he may be worth more than a late round pick but dat don’t mean y’all gonna get more than a lateround pick. They don’t plan on resigning him at that tender and they don’t plan on keeping him. Boldin was worth more than a 7th round pick. What did Baltimore get for him? You take the 6th rounder and continue to curse Loomis for choosing Ingram over Ivory.
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    No…it doesn’t mean that they will get more than a late round pick but they also won’t be dumb enough to give him away….and just because they haven’t resigned him yet doesn’t mean they won’t….that’s the way it works-you see what other teams are willing to offer-especially with draft coming up….sounds like you don’t get it!

  41. Keep in mind I think Ivory is a good player – it’s just that he’s a RB that already has some tread (though not much) on the tires who played behind a very, very good offensive line and never had to carry the load. Not to mention his QB is Drew Brees. Would you rather let Chris Ivory and Co. get 4/5 yards a clip or let Drew Brees bomb you to death? There’s little to no chance he replicates the stats he put up for the Saints with the Jets.

  42. The Saints only had two options when tendering Ivory. A 2nd rd or nothing. They chose the 2nd round tender just in case something like this happened. This way they can trade him and get another 4th or 5th round pick. The Saints are better at finding talent in the later rounds anyways.

  43. They are trying to low ball us, Ivory is a beast of a player give us a 2nd round or move on, don’t come to us with no late round pick get out of here.

  44. I can hate on the Jets all day long if people let me, but their thought process here is brilliant. And I’m not talking about offering a late-round pick for Ivory. That’s stupid (although it might work). What’s brilliant is that they know they can get a good RB from the Saints, and for cheap too, because the Saints have about 4 RBs that could start on a lot of other teams (namely, the Jets).

    Here’s hoping the Jets don’t get what they want, though. 🙂

  45. Silly jets. This isn’t madden where you can trade a bunch of low picks for Tom Brady. The jets are so outclassed in this league

  46. The Saints are going to lose Ivory a year from now. He won’t be franchised. Too much money tied into Brees. People need to realize that the Jets have a new GM and are being run differently now. This is a win win move by Jets. Jets can revisit Ivory a year from now. This is just a head start.

  47. Saints actually had 5 RBs on the 53 man roster last season. You want ivory but don’t want to give us a a 2nd rounder? Better throw Revis in with that trade.

  48. so many people with such little knowledge of how football works – anyone that thinks that guy is worth a 2nd rounder is delusional – keep him and pay him to do nothing is a much better option…lol

  49. Honestly wouldnt be a bad idea to include a couple pics with Ivory for Revis. Nothing to high. One this year and next.

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