Tyler, Tx (KETK) — The New Orleans Saints traded former Longview Lobo Chris Ivory to the New York Jets for a 4th round draft pick.
This is big news for Ivory, who is a very talented back but was part of a crowded backfield in New Orleans.
Here's what Saints head coach Sean Payton had to say about Ivory after he was traded.
“Absolutely, he’s a physical runner. He’s someone that runs with good pad level, powerful and with a lot of these players, especially someone like him who came in as a free agent, I don’t want to use the word attachment, but you’ve seen a player like him develop. That being said, you’re constantly trying to look at the team goals. We felt going into this offseason that we had solid depth, more than enough depth that how could we possibly use that to help ourselves either defensively or with another position need. In this case, it ended up being part of how we were able to help ourselves defensively because we used his pick along with another, but he’s a good football player and I think that he’ll find a good fit in New York.”