Will the Saints part with Chris Ivory before trade deadline today?


Nov 25, 2010; Arlington, TX, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) celebrates a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys in the first quarter at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE

The NFL trade deadline is looming today and will end at 4 p.m. ET.  One question that is also looming is if the New Orleans Saints will attempt to make a deal for languishing running back Chris Ivory.

Rumors started that Ivory could be headed to another team after he has been a ghost on the field and has only been activated for two of the Saints regular season games and rushed for no yards or even had the chance to carry the football.

Interim head coach Joe Vitt said that Ivory is going to stay with the team despite all the rumors, but we’ve seen how that game of words has played out before in the NFL.

If the Saints were to trade Ivory to a team in desperate need of a running back, the compensation wouldn’t be anything mind-blowing.  It would likely be a late-round pick say in the sixth or fifth if they were really lucky.

Although Ivory played like a first to second round pick the last two years, he has been injured as well with a Lisfranc fracture and sports hernia.  He also hasn’t been able to showcase his talent this season to other teams with his lack of playing time.

Ivory has expressed his frustration at not being used like he has in the past especially since first round pick Mark Ingram is only averaging 2.9 yards per carry.

When asked about a possible trade Ivory had no comment on the subject but that was all that needed to be said and was quite obvious.  We’ll see at 4 p.m. ET if Ivory will remain with the Saints or find a new home.