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Jets reportedly make trade offer for Chris Ivory


Running back Chris Ivory signed his restricted free agent tender with the Saints on Friday, which eliminated the slim possibility that a team would try to sign him to an offer sheet that would cost them a second-round pick if New Orleans opted not to match.

It didn’t guarantee that Ivory will remain with the Saints for the 2013 season, however. The Jets hosted Ivory for a visit last week and they were believed to be interested in trading a late-round pick to New Orleans in exchange for the veteran running back.

According to a report from Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, that interest is strong enough for the Jets to go ahead and make just such an offer. They’ve let the Saints know what they’d like to give up for Ivory and the Saints will now likely decide whether that’s enough for them to part with a player they tendered at the second-round level to help ensure he remained under their control.

Ivory would go from a crowded backfield in New Orleans to a crowded one with the Jets, although, as with quarterbacks, quantity and quality don’t really add up for the Jets. Instead of Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram, Ivory would have to beat out Mike Goodson, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight. That’s an easier path to playing time on paper, but only if the two teams agree on terms for a trade.

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31 Responses to “Jets reportedly make trade offer for Chris Ivory”
  1. dakingsocrownme says: Apr 19, 2013 5:58 PM

    They said they weren’t willing to give up their 2nd. That just tells me that the ceiling is a 3rd. and thats what id ask for. Id take a 4th…but im not taking a 5th.

    Wht ya got J-E-T-S?

    Make It Happen Loomis

    Who Dat!!!!

  2. fishfiletkray says: Apr 19, 2013 5:59 PM

    The Jets have the worst offense on paper I’ve ever seen.

  3. bayouranch says: Apr 19, 2013 6:04 PM

    really think he is our best back, hope we keep him

  4. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 19, 2013 6:07 PM

    For Revis and couple picks?

  5. steelerben says: Apr 19, 2013 6:15 PM

    The deal will never get done because the Jets are trying to trade Mark Sanchez and a third or Tim Tebow and a fourth.

  6. tincansailor981 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:17 PM

    Letting him walk would be a big mistake. Get rid of that bum Ingram and keep Ivory. Dude is a straight up beast.

  7. britishraven says: Apr 19, 2013 6:21 PM

    Most of the people that post on this site could probably start for the Jets on offense.

  8. whitdog23 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:22 PM

    is Manish ever correct?? seems like a weather guy….go with the dramatic and nobody ever keeps score

  9. dakingsocrownme says: Apr 19, 2013 6:29 PM

    We don’t need a BEST back….we run a RB by committee.

    Thats the beauty of it. We grabbed a talented guy as a UDFA and turned him into a mid to late rounder. Thats value man.

    He is merely a spoke on a wheel. HE does not make the offense run.

    A draft pick is worth more than the power back role that Ivory fills on this team.

    Ivory=Mike Bell 2.0 . Yet hes not irreplaceable.

    Losing Ivory means the PowerBack role on the team needs to be filled. Via a late rounder another UDFA or a veteran.

    Ill take that outcome..especially for a team thats THIRSTING for draft picks.

  10. getitrightflorio says: Apr 19, 2013 6:36 PM

    Uh oh Jets making smart moves. New guy looking to change culture

  11. xsorethumbx says: Apr 19, 2013 6:38 PM

    rex should talk about how awesome the ground and pound attack is and how relevant it is in 2013

  12. slayer1224 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:42 PM

    I wouldn’t take anything less than a 3rd round pick.

  13. 4greatestvikingever says: Apr 19, 2013 6:51 PM

    Jets offered Revis, Tebow, Sanchez, Rex, Favre’s home pictures, and an embarassing player to be named later.

  14. 49erstim says: Apr 19, 2013 6:56 PM

    Ivory would be the clear favorite to start in NY for the Jets. Period.

  15. hpeters77 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:56 PM

    Just finished watching video of Chris Ivory and he mad me cry, one heck of a running back

  16. spedman24 says: Apr 19, 2013 6:56 PM

    Smart move by Izick. Jets clearly headed in the right direction, anyone that doesn’t see this doesn’t know football.

  17. vincentbojackson says: Apr 19, 2013 6:59 PM

    Hearing the possibility he might be traded to the Jets, Chris Ivory just announced his retirement.

  18. hpeters77 says: Apr 19, 2013 7:04 PM

    When ivory runs he makes me cry and smile at the same time he is a true runner

  19. baxman89 says: Apr 19, 2013 7:28 PM

    Good move. The Jets won’t be as bad as many think.

  20. germanstingray says: Apr 19, 2013 7:35 PM

    We’ll give you Sanchez and Revis for Ivory, straight up!

  21. thraiderskin says: Apr 19, 2013 7:42 PM

    He is worth nothing more than a 5th, but I would value him more at a 6th.

  22. kjcnc21 says: Apr 19, 2013 7:52 PM

    This would be very beneficial for both sides… Saints lose one of their four running backs and get an extra pick, and the jets in a lot of need for roster help get a solid possible started

  23. noring4youstill says: Apr 19, 2013 8:15 PM

    Oh I got a trade for you Jets

  24. larryjames836 says: Apr 19, 2013 10:12 PM

    A lot of people’s think Chris Ivory are finished a lot of you don’t know football, Chris Ivory still has the power to get to the zone for a touchdown than Mark Ingram. It’s to early for Mark Ingram he just now starting to settle down meaning feeling comfortable, Chris Ivory are relaxed with every play. Yes keep Chris Ivory he is a hard runner.

  25. ppc50 says: Apr 20, 2013 12:50 AM

    Dallas needs to make a play for Ivory. They need a good back to tandem with Murray.

  26. daunte128 says: Apr 20, 2013 2:59 AM

    Make it happen!!!! Ivory is a beast

  27. hehateme2 says: Apr 20, 2013 7:27 AM

    spedman24 says:Apr 19, 2013 6:56 PM

    Smart move by Izick. Jets clearly headed in the right direction, anyone that doesn’t see this doesn’t know football?

    that, or we’re just not all delusional. Mentioning smart and the jets is an oxymoron

  28. lrjets says: Apr 20, 2013 8:13 AM

    Some non Jets fan poster can make the most logical comment in an objective manner, yet the uninformed would still give a thumbs down.

    Innate jealousy .

    Watch my point proven.

  29. butkusditka says: Apr 20, 2013 8:25 AM

    Wtf is ground n pound anyway?!?
    Its just something Rex walks n mumbles.
    Soon it will be tapioca n jeopardy

  30. cutboy1985 says: Apr 20, 2013 9:42 AM

    3rd rounder. The Jets are too greedy of a team. Ivory is a proven back.

  31. doubleogator says: Apr 20, 2013 12:59 PM

    I like Ivory but if we do not get something for him this year like a 3 or 4th rounder, maybe even a 5th rounder then next year he’s a free agent and we get nothing when he leaves. Another thing is, yes he’s very good when he plays, but he has not remained healthy an entire year yet…get something now before you end up with nothing!

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