Report: Jets interested in Saints RB Chris Ivory

By Evan Hilbert |

The Jets appear to want Chris Ivory, but not at the Saints' price. (USATSI)

The New York Jets are interested in restricted free-agent running back Chris Ivory , according to the New York Daily News.

The Saints have placed a second-round tender on Ivory -- meaning the Jets would have to give up that pick if they were to sign Ivory -- but reports are the Jets and Saints are trying to work out a trade for a pick later in the draft.

Ivory, 25, reportedly met with the Jets Friday.

In his three-year career, Ivory has struggled to get on the field much due to a crowded backfield in New Orleans. Appearing in 24 games, Ivory has 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns.

The Saints backfield remains busy, while the Jets have a vacancy due to the departure of former starter Shonn Greene. It sounds as if the Jets want to get a deal done, though -- with several holes in their roster as is -- they seem reluctant to part with a second-round pick.

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