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Jets host RFA RB Ivory

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory carries

New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory carries past Philadelphia Eagles defensive back David Sims on a touchdown run. (Nov. 5, 2012) Credit: AP

Saints restricted free agent running back Chris Ivory visited the Jets Friday, according to The Times-Picayune.

Ivory -- who is currently in a log-jam at running back behind Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas -- was issued a second-round tender worth $2.023 million for 2013 by the Saints. If Ivory signs an offer sheet with the Jets, the Saints would have five days to match the contract. If the Saints choose not match it, the Jets would give the Saints their second-round pick (No. 39 overall).

The Jets, according to ESPNNewYork.com, aren't willing to surrender their second-round pick for Ivory, who rushed for just 217 yards and two touchdowns on 40 carries. The Jets would instead prefer to give up a late-round pick.

Ivory, 25, has been slowed by injuries during his three-year tenure in New Orleans and was a healthy inactive for much of the last season, according to The Times-Picayune.

The Jets signed former Raider Mike Goodson to a three-year deal worth $6.9 million in March after former No. 1 back Shonn Greene left in free agency to join the Titans.

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