Saints News 4/19/13: RB Chris Ivory Signs RFA Tender With Saints

Matthew Stockman

Could he be traded to another team next? Rumor had it last week when Ivory visited the Jets that they may be willing to offer a mid to late round draft pick for him.

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Who dat talkin' ' bout dem Saints?

New Orleans Saints Re-Sign Restricted Free Agent RB Chris Ivory
New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Friday that restricted free agent running back Chris Ivory has signed his tender offer.

RB Chris Ivory signs restricted free agent tender with Saints | wwltv.com New Orleans
Ivory had reportedly visited with the New York Jets in an attempt to better his situation; the Saints’ backfield is four deep.

Saints sign Chris Ivory | ProFootballTalk
However, before Ivory signed with the Saints, he visited the Jets, and there was talk that the Jets and Saints might work out a deal in which the Saints ship Ivory to the Jets for a late-round draft pick. That is still a possibility.

Chris Ivory to the Dallas Cowboys? Why this makes sense - The Landry Hat - A Dallas Cowboys Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Is it really possible to have too much of a good thing? That question might best be answered by the New Orleans Saints; who with their depth at the Running Back position, are rumored to be willing to deal. With Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, and Darren Sproles; Running Back Chris Ivory only touched the ball 42 times during the 2012 season. The Saints have been reported to be shopping Ivory for a potential draft pick or picks. The Cowboys once again are in need of another Running Back. Why not look at Chris Ivory?

Would Saints' Chris Ivory remedy the Broncos' needs at RB? - The Denver Post
Todays question about the Broncos comes from Dillon Pauls: Q: Would the Broncos consider trading their second-round pick to the Saints for Chris Ivory? It might seem desperate, but hes exactly the type of running back the Broncos are looking for, correct?

From the Coach’s Office: Saints 2013 NFL Draft Approach and Needs
In my mind, mock drafts are purely an exercise in amusement. And just like point spreads in the regular season, they should be used for entertainment purposes only and not to be taken seriously.

Saints complete 2013 schedule dates and times announced
"The schedule comes out and it's always a little different when the season starts," said Saints Head Coach Sean Payton. "It's hard to look at the schedule now and begin to pencil in what teams are going to be like. A lot of times the game prior to when you play someone factors in. I look right away at the West Coast trips, traveling and the prime time spots. We are playing two very good divisions. When you talk about the NFC West, certainly they are the most improved division in football over the last couple of years. It's always a great time when people can get the dates and they can begin to plan, not only home games, but the away games they might want to go to."

Noteworthy examples of trading down in the NFL Draft over the past five years | NOLA.com
Some hits, some misses - and a lot of New England Patriots

The 25 games on the 2013 NFL schedule we can't wait to see
SATCH NOTE: This guy's top four games all involve the Broncos. Geez, Payton Manning isn't the only interesting player in the league!

2013 NFL schedule -- 17 must-see games for the upcoming season - NFL - Don Banks - SI.com
14. New Orleans at New England, Week 6 -- First team to score 60 wins. The Saints and Patriots run the two most prolific offenses in the game today, and they might run wild in this one, given the weather should still be habitable by mid to late October in Foxboro. In addition, the matching of wits between Sean Payton and Bill Belichick is good theater because neither coach is afraid to gamble and both have supreme -- and we mean supreme -- confidence in the wisdom of their own counsel. I'll bet Brady and Belichick still aren't over that 38-17 Monday Night Football bushwhacking the Saints delivered on their heads in November 2009, the first time I remember thinking that New Orleans' season might indeed be Super Bowl bound.

New Orleans Saints schedule analysis - NFC South Blog - ESPN
Breakdown: The Saints may be coming off a losing season, but they still are going to get plenty of national attention. They’ll play four games i

Best NFL games of 2013: Latest clash involving Peyton Manning and Tom Brady a no-brainer - Yahoo! Sports
3. Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints

2013 NFL Schedule: Predictions for New Orleans Saints Season
2013 NFL Season Schedule: New Orleans Saints entire 2013 game predictions. Find out how what record the Saints will finish with in 2013.

Saints to open season against rival Falcons | Saints | The Advocate — Baton Rouge, LA
The two teams that have claimed the past four NFC South titles, the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons, won’t have to wait long to rene…

Saints Nation: 2013 Schedule Released | April | 2013 Articles

Trading down might be smart move for New Orleans Saints, but it would be a shame | NOLA.com
Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis says there's no 'magic formula' to trading up or down in NFL draft

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Other NFL News

Sanchez says Jets brought the circus on themselves | ProFootballTalk
As the Jets appear to be headed toward a Tim Tebow-less existence, the other quarterback appears to be more willing to speak up. Mark Sanchez seemed to point the finger for the circus atmosphere at the team itself, in a radio interview with Fox Sports Radio’s Petros and Money show.

NFL has no plans to ask Jimmy Haslam to step aside | ProFootballTalk
As far as the NFL is concerned, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam can remain actively involved in running his team while the FBI and IRS investigate his other business.

Tyrann Mathieu wanted to skip national championship game | ProFootballTalk
According to the profile, Mathieu was so disinterested leading up to that game that he spent 14 hours a day sleeping in the team hotel, and he told his girlfriend, "I don’t even want to play."

Atlanta Falcons safety William Moore arrested on simple battery charge | NOLA.com
He signed new contract in offseason

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Lagniappe

Sean Payton, Drew Brees will compete in Zurich Classic celebrity golf event | NOLA.com
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees will be two of the eight celebrities in next Tuesday’s Zurich Classic Celebrity Shootout, said Fore!Kids Foundation CEO Steve Worthy. The Shootout, beginning at 3 p.m. at TPC Louisiana and open to the public, will raise money for the celebrities selected charities.

UNO Study Calculates $480M Economic Impact for Super Bowl XLVII
The 2013 New Orleans Super Bowl Host Committee released today the results of an economic impact study designed and conducted by the University of New Orleans, finding that Super Bowl XLVII produced a $480 million net impact for the region.

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