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Will Saints trade Chris Ivory to Jets?

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09:34 AM ET 04.20 | Chris Ivory is back with the New Orleans Saints, but maybe not for long. The team announced that the restricted free-agent running back signed his one-year, $2.023 million tender Friday, following a flirtation with the New York Jets that still continues. Now that New Orleans has Ivory on the roster, the Jets are in pursuit mode, with Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reporting Friday that Gang Green has made an offer for the 25-year-old. Mehta reports the Jets never considered giving up a second-round pick in this year's draft by signing Ivory as an RFA. But Jets general manager John Idzik reportedly is intrigued enough to part ways with a lower-round pick. ESPN's Rich Cimini believes a deal is "likely to happen" and that New York would "gladly do it for a fifth-rounder."

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April 20, 2013  10:21 AM ET

Will that make the Jets poachers?

April 20, 2013  11:13 AM ET

Yes....Chris Ivory will be a Jet....

April 20, 2013  11:25 AM ET

The SAINTS will come out of this on the good side either way. We have a stable of productive backs and will get another one via free agency or a cheap rookie with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove. We know how to develope RBs. But I'd still hold out for a 3rd rounder or multiple picks in a later round.

April 20, 2013  01:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Will that make the Jets poachers?

Having a pretty good day today Canuck or did you just get a little this morning?

April 20, 2013  05:03 PM ET

Can't see the Saints giving him up for a 5th round choice. I 3rd round I fell is his worth. C'mon, Jets, give it up.
Waiting for the Saints to get rid of Sean Ellis as he has been a waste. Oh, maybe I should not say that so we can trade him also to the Jets for any pick in the draft including last pick.
Chris Ivory was a great pickup for the Saints. If he is traded, wish him well. He certainly paid his dues. Mark Ingram needs to pick up his game and get over the injury bug.

April 20, 2013  10:43 PM ET
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The SAINTS will come out of this on the good side either way. We have a stable of productive backs and will get another one via free agency or a cheap rookie with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove. We know how to develope RBs. But I'd still hold out for a 3rd rounder or multiple picks in a later round.

The Saints will get one 4th rounder, and they'll like it.

Ivory is a UFA next year, and then the Saints will get absolutely nothing for Ivory. Anything at all they get now will be 100% more than they'll get in 2014. Beggars can't be choosers.

Oh and btw, do you realize that by signing their 4th string running-back to a second-round tender, the Saints are proposing to pay Ivory more than both Ingram and Thomas this up-coming season? This, coming from a team right up against the cap with DIRE NEED at *multiple positions* on the defensive side of the ball.

Loomis is praying he can get anything at all for Ivory in trade, because otherwise he's a complete idiot basically throwing away 2 million dollars to no practical purpose whatsoever.

April 21, 2013  12:53 AM ET
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The Saints will get one 4th rounder, and they'll like it.Ivory is a UFA next year, and then the Saints will get absolutely nothing for Ivory. Anything at all they get now will be 100% more than they'll get in 2014. Beggars can't be choosers.Oh and btw, do you realize that by signing their 4th string running-back to a second-round tender, the Saints are proposing to pay Ivory more than both Ingram and Thomas this up-coming season? This, coming from a team right up against the cap with DIRE NEED at *multiple positions* on the defensive side of the ball.Loomis is praying he can get anything at all for Ivory in trade, because otherwise he's a complete idiot basically throwing away 2 million dollars to no practical purpose whatsoever.

As a Saints fan, if they give us a 4th rounder, I'll be ecstatic. He's great for 4-6 games a year, but he's no good as a pass blocker, not very good as a receiver, and he's guaranteed to miss at least half the season with injuries. And he's guaranteed to leave New Orleans after this season even if we weren't to trade him because he feels disrespected that we tendered him and didn't offer a long-term extension, so I'd much rather get a mid-round pick and lose his carries this year than see him walk for nothing in 2014 anyway. We're fine at running back with Thomas, Sproles, Ingram, and Travaris Cadet, and he'd fit in well with what the Jets want to do on offense. It's a pretty fair price, and it benefits everybody.

 
April 21, 2013  08:15 AM ET

Better than Shonn Greene? More than likely. Long term solution? Highly doubtful. 5th round pick at best.

Don't matter if he can pass block. This season appears to be a throw away, so if Sanchez goes down, I trust the Garrard/Tebow combo to get us that top pick.

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