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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It will likely depend on who we face that day. Who knows. I'm sure they can come up with some formula to figure it out. Each of them are key. I just don't see Ivory going anywhere anytime soon. From ...

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Old 02-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #11
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It will likely depend on who we face that day. Who knows. I'm sure they can come up with some formula to figure it out. Each of them are key. I just don't see Ivory going anywhere anytime soon.

From what I've seen from Ingram, he is the weakest link right now.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:04 PM   #12
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Ivory is very cheap, contract-wise, but I really don't think anyone is going to give up much for him
I'd rather have him than a fifth rounder that would probably cost more anyways
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:15 PM   #13
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4. Chris Ivory, Saints

Overview: A north-south collision runner completely devoid of passing-game value, Ivory has flourished whenever given opportunities to be the Saints' early-down back. Appearing in 18 games through two years, Ivory has averaged 5.05 yards per carry with six touchdowns. The relentless, take-no-prisoners style has led to an array of injuries, however. Ivory blew out a knee five games into his senior college season. Undrafted in 2010, he missed time as a rookie with an MCL injury, concussion, separated shoulder, and a hamstring strain. Ivory suffered a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot in Week 17. He also underwent hernia surgery during the 2011 offseason and missed one game with another hamstring injury last season. Ivory is only two years into the league, and he's already got a laundry list of medical flags. The Saints will be all ears in regard to trade offers because he's fourth string behind Darren Sproles, Pierre Thomas, and Mark Ingram.

Prediction: Elsewhere before 2012 trade deadline.

Read more (a good article); The 2012 Running Back Market - Offseason Low Down - Rotoworld.com
When is the trade deadline
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:16 PM   #14
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Ivory is very cheap, contract-wise, but I really don't think anyone is going to give up much for him
I'd rather have him than a fifth rounder that would probably cost more anyways
Exactly. Only reason I could think of is to free up a roster spot, I don't see us needing anyone that bad.
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I'm with that. We definitely don't need anyone to fill that roster spot.

The Saints have the most depth at the running back position in the NFL. It allows players to remain healthy. On top of that, it creates a bit of trouble when preparing for a game for opponents since they have to prepare for all the threats. Each play has different strengths and skill set.

It works. No reason to fix it at all. Finished 8th in rushing in the NFL this season and we're only getting better. A stronger run game opens up our passing game. Evidence was this past season.
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:31 PM   #16
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When is the trade deadline
trade deadline is the end of week 6 on the schedule every year, I think...
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:13 AM   #17
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Exactly. Only reason I could think of is to free up a roster spot, I don't see us needing anyone that bad.
Has everyone forgotten that we ran out of running backs in the playoffs against Seattle?
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #18
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He's barely worth a 7th rounder, I'd rather keep him.
I agree I wouldn't get rid of him for a 7th rounder
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Has everyone forgotten that we ran out of running backs in the playoffs against Seattle?
No one has forgotten it, but that was an anomaly, and we didn't lose to Seattle because of our running game.

4 starting RB's is BEYOND a luxury... does another NFL team have even 3?
We continue to spend money on offense, and then we cannot stop Hasselback or Smith, or whoever started for the Rams.
These guys are being talked about as trade bait because we have needs elsewhere, and money is very tight this year
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No one has forgotten it, but that was an anomaly, and we didn't lose to Seattle because of our running game.

4 starting RB's is BEYOND a luxury... does another NFL team have even 3?
We continue to spend money on offense, and then we cannot stop Hasselback or Smith, or whoever started for the Rams.
These guys are being talked about as trade bait because we have needs elsewhere, and money is very tight this year

Ivory will have a cap hit of $490K next season, so it's not like trading him will create cap room - only reason to trade him would be if the roster spot was desperately needed for someone else.

Sproles' cap hit for 2012 will be around $3.5M, PT's cap hit will be $2.3M, and Ingram's cap hit will be around $810K.

They're all very affordable for what they can (and consistently do) bring to the field every single week and, therefore, there isn't much money to be saved on that front.

Also I could imagine it being fairly expensive if the Saints had to bring in another good/great RB during the season if they were to run into some injury problems, and had earlier let one of these RBs go.

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