November 18, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) runs for a first down against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Coliseum. The Saints defeated the Raiders 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Jets Make Trade Offer for RB Chris Ivory

Could running back help be on the way? Maybe.

Chris Ivory signed his RFA tender today with the New Orleans Saints, which could pave the way for a trade to New York. Ivory visited the Jets last week, and the Jets are quite interested, but not in making a move for a second round pick. Ivory was given a second round tender, so if he hadn’t signed, the Saints would be owed a second round pick.

Now that the tender has been signed, the Jets and Saints can work out a trade for a more reasonable value.

We have talked about Ivory many times before, most recently about whether or not the Jets should make a run at him.   Ivory would be a perfect fit for the West Coast offense.

When he has gotten the chance to play, he is as explosive a back the Jets will have had in here in a long time.

If they can bring him in for a fifth or a fourth rounder, that would be ideal, and improve the Jets offense by leaps and bounds.

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  • nawlins109

    Ivory is indeed a vicious runner that can be quite effective in that role. But his shortcomings as a receiver and blocker in the backfield diminish his value.

    • TheJetPress

      fair enough…..I guess we want to see anyone not named Shonn Greene lol