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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Though the Saints were not required to, a source with knowledge of Ivory's contract said the team has tacked on a $72,900 signing bonus to the final year of his contract, making up for the income he lost while on ...

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Saints add signing bonus to Chris Ivory's contract

Though the Saints were not required to, a source with knowledge of Ivory's contract said the team has tacked on a $72,900 signing bonus to the final year of his contract, making up for the income he lost while on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list last season. No additional years were added to the contract, and Ivory is still scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

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Old 05-27-2012, 06:56 PM   #2
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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I'm a real big ivory fan ! Hope he puts up sum solid numbers this year for us....
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Old 05-27-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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I'm a real big ivory fan ! Hope he puts up sum solid numbers this year for us....
Damn right I am pulling for the guy Big time! keep that Bama boy on the bench = Second string where he belongs (Just kidding you Bama fans) I still hate your team though.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:10 AM   #5
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Saints add signing bonus to Chris Ivory's contract

While the contract stalemate between the New Orleans Saints and franchised quarterback Drew Brees continues, with each side jockeying for leverage, the Saints front office did right by running back Chris Ivory with a recent tweak to the final year of his contract.

Though the Saints were not required to, a source with knowledge of Ivory's contract said the team has tacked on a $72,900 signing bonus to the final year of his contract, making up for the income he lost while on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list last season. No additional years were added to the contract, and Ivory is still scheduled to be a restricted free agent at the end of the season.

A foot injury, along with a sports hernia, forced Ivory to open the 2011 season on the PUP list. Activated in Week 8, Ivory finished the season with 374 yards on 79 carries and one touchdown in six games, including two starts, before gaining 70 yards on a team-leading 22 carries in the postseason.

Undrafted out of Division II Tiffin in 2010, the former Washington State back was signed to a three-year, $1.22 million rookie contract by the Saints. Ivory paid immediate dividends, taking over for an injured Pierre Thomas to lead the team with 716 yards on 137 carries and five rushing touchdowns during the regular season before he was placed on injured reserve with a Lisfranc injury.

Because the first two seasons of Ivory's contract contained full splits, the Saints were able to pay Ivory at a lower salary rate while he was on the PUP list. Instead of earning his full $450,000 rate ($26,471 per week), Ivory was paid at a rate of $273,000 ($16,059 per week) for the first seven weeks of the season. Once he was activated to the 53-man roster, Ivory was back earning his full rate and took home $377,118, a loss of $72,882 from the $450,000 he was scheduled to earn.

Ivory was reportedly ready to play in early October, but had to wait a few weeks before the Saints could activate him. That may have played a role in the team's decision to make up the lost income. Either way, the Saints did right by Ivory. Now it's time for them to add a few more zeroes and do right by Brees.

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once again the saints go with cap friendly
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Hey Drew, there goes another $80,000. You should have signed months ago.

It appears he will either play under the tag or sit out. He didn't want to negotiate with us last year, so I guess fair is fair.

Congrats Chris, you earned it.
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Glad he got some respect and graditude. I dont think that Drew failed to negotiate he fulfilled his contract and now the Saints are being ****ty with him. Drew is not going to play under the tag period. This is what the Saints are thinking and it is not going to happen. Dont have to worry about the Alabama boy he is hurt and that is his M.O. He finds a way to put himself on the bench because he is not durable. I dont think he will ever be. He is a good running back but this will continue to be his downfall. PT and possibly Sproles are the only possible everydown capable backs we have. In this respect I think Ingram has a long way to go.
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Dont have to worry about the Alabama boy he is hurt and that is his M.O. He finds a way to put himself on the bench because he is not durable. I dont think he will ever be. He is a good running back but this will continue to be his downfall. PT and possibly Sproles are the only possible everydown capable backs we have. In this respect I think Ingram has a long way to go.
PT is averaging only 12 games per year due to injury, and Sproles is as far from an every down back as any player we've had in decades.
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Class move with Ivory.
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