Mickey Loomis on Tuesday admitted that runningback is a position of strength for the Saints, and that they have had conversations with multiple teams to make a trade the position.
But Loomis said that there is "no deal imminent" for RB Chris Ivory, 25, who will enter his fourth NFL season in 2013.
The Jets visited with RB Chris Ivory, perhaps the most tradeable of the team's top five runningbacks, and indicated that they would offer a third day pick for him. Ivory signed his restricted free agent tender offer on Friday, clearing the way for the Saints to trade him.
As we speculated earlier, Ivory may be traded during the draft.
With only five draft picks, only $1.6 million in cap space currently and a remodeling effort on the NFL's worst defense in progress, the Saints need as many draft picks as possible this year.
The Saints also have 2011 first round pick Mark Ingram, free agent acquisition Darren Sproles and homegrown undrafted players veteran Pierre Thomas and young second-year speedster Travaris Cadet.