Ivory, 25, will be under contract through the 2015 season. This comes just hours after the Jets parted with a fourth-round pick for Ivory.
New York also added Mike Goodson this offseason, but the fact that Ivory has already received a new extension is a pretty clear indication that they expect him to have a solid role next season. It will be interesting to see what he’s able to do in a larger role next season.
Jason La Canfora reports that the Jets have traded a fourth-round pick to the Saints for RB Chris Ivory.
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Jets “likely” to sign Ivory to a long-term contract extension.
Ivory, a restricted free agent, signed a one-year, $2.03 million tender not too long ago, so it makes sense that they would look to lock him up soon after parting with a fourth-rounder.
There was some talk that the Jets weren’t willing to offer any more than a fifth-round pick, but they’re clearly focused on rebuilding their roster as fast as possible.
New Orleans basically trade Ivory for the right to move up and take Georgia NT John Jenkins.
Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune believes the Jets will offer a fifth-round selection in exchange for Chris Ivory. Triplett believes a deal will ultimately get done at some point.
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York “suspects” the Jets will end up trading a fifth-round pick for Ivory.
Albert Breer of the NFL Network tweeted Sunday the Jets have offered the Saints a sixth-rounder, but may now be able to sweeten the deal in the wake of the Darrell Revis trade.
- Rich Cimini is getting the “sense” that a Chris Ivory-to-Jets trade is “likely to happen.”
- Cimini believes the Jets would “gladly” trade a fifth-rounder for Ivory.
The Saints announced that Ivory signed his one-year, $2.03 million tender on Friday, which means he can now be traded.
Previous reports indicated that the Jets could be a potential landing spot for Ivory, but a deal may ultimately come down to the Saints’ asking price for the running back. New Orleans appears to be unlikely to trade him for anything less than a fourth or fifth-round pick.
We’ll have to see if there’s more buzz regarding the idea in the days leading up to the draft.