FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have acquired running back Chris Ivory from the New Orleans Saints for a fourth-round draft pick.
The Jets were rumored for weeks to be in the mix for Ivory, even after they signed versatile Mike Goodson as a free agent. New York now has Ivory, Goodson, Bilal Powell and Joe McKnight in their backfield.
Ivory was undrafted out of Tiffin in 2010 and wound up leading the Saints in rushing as a rookie. He recently signed the Saints' $2 million tender, which would have been a high salary for a player stuck behind Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles on the depth chart. He played in only six games last season, and rushed for 217 yards and two TDs on 40 carries.