During a video interview with NOLA.com, Brees presumably let the cat out of the bag, quasi-confirming that the Saints have traded running back Chris Ivory to the Jets.
“I’ve heard [the trade] has happened, with the Jets,” he said, before backpedaling. “But I’m not entirely sure. I haven’t read it anywhere, I just kind of heard it.”
Rumors connecting Ivory to the Jets have run rampant following the 25-year-old’s visit to the Big Apple earlier this month. On Tuesday, Saints GM Mickey Loomis admitted Ivory is indeed on the trade block, but that no deal is imminent.
New Orleans is reportedly intent on receiving a fourth-round pick in return for the bruising back, whereas Gang Green supposedly only wants to surrender a fifth. The Jets are Ivory’s only known suitor.
Because the trade wouldn’t involve early draft choices, both teams could wait until Saturday to hammer out an agreement. And if the deal does come to fruition — which is more likely than not — we’ll know Brees’ little birdie was legit.
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