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The team announced that the restricted free-agent running back signed his one-year, $2.023 million tender Friday, following a flirtation with the New York Jets that still continues.
Mehta reports the Jets never considered giving up a second-round pick in this year's draft by signing Ivory as an RFA. But Jets general manager John Idzik reportedly is intrigued enough to part ways with a lower-round pick. ESPN's Rich Cimini believes a deal is "likely to happen" and that New York would "gladly do it for a fifth-rounder."
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport also reported last week that Ivory shared a mutual interest in becoming a Jet.