Saints RB Chris Ivory signed his one-year, $2 million tender as a restricted free agent, the team announced Friday, the precursor to a possible trade with the Jets. There are strong indications the trade will happen.
Ivory took a recent free-agent visit to the Jets, who are looking for another back. They never entertained the idea of signing him to an offer sheet (they would've had to compensate the Saints with a second-round pick), but they remain interesed in trading for him at lower compensation. The Jets might be willing to part with a fifth-round pick; whether that's enough remains to be seen.
If Ivory lands with the Jets, you can forget about our sleeper love for Mike Goodson. Ivory is the superior runner, so he'd likely start for the Jets. if that's the case, look for him to go in the 4th or 5th round of fantasy drafts.