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New Orleans Saints Bolster Their Run Game; Sign Joe Banyard

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by |Mitch| If all the main backs stay healthy, he is nothing more than practice squad material. Insurance for if someone catches an injury during the season... 3 year deal doesn't usually equate to practice squad...

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Old 06-10-2012, 01:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by |Mitch| View Post
If all the main backs stay healthy, he is nothing more than practice squad material. Insurance for if someone catches an injury during the season...
3 year deal doesn't usually equate to practice squad
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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Banyard was originally drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year’s draft, but it was the Saints that locked him in for three years.

Huh?
He wasn't drafted, Jacksonville signed him after the draft:
Banyard (5-11, 213) spent his final two years of college eligibility at Texas-El Paso where he rushed for 1,490 yards with 14 touchdowns. As a senior in 2011, he rushed for 867 yards with six touchdowns on 127 carries to go with 12 receptions for 67 yards. The Sweetwater, Texas native played two seasons at UTEP after transferring from Texas Christian. He was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2012 NFL Draft.
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:10 PM   #13
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Old 06-10-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 View Post
I agree that Ivory may be the odd man out due to injury; plus he isn't used in screen plays, so that limits his usefulness also.
I think we signed Ivory to a three year contract. He may be getting ready to move on now.
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:08 PM   #15
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Don't think you can ever have too many RB's, especially given how the Saints like to rotate.

And heck, it's not as if Ivory is our only injury-prone RB. Unless I'm mistaken, Sproles is the only RB on our roster who played all 16 games last season.
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Old 06-10-2012, 07:49 PM   #16
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Ivory can't stay health to save his life.

I love the guy but just can't keep carrying him. Rather give a roster spot to someone who can stay more health.
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Old 06-10-2012, 09:09 PM   #17
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This guy reminds me of Joique Bell.

I can't single out Ivory since every RB on our entire roster for the last 10 flippin' years seems to be injury prone.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:37 AM   #18
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Well we drafted a RB in the 4th a couple of yeas ago but Thomas beat him out as an UDFA. The best man will play.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:53 AM   #19
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We are too predictable when ivory is in the game, it's always 100% run when he's lined up

Yes.... BUT..... nearly always a 1st down or 2nd and 2.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:00 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
I think we signed Ivory to a three year contract. He may be getting ready to move on now.
Signed a 3 year 1.22 Million dollar contract in 2010. In 2013 he is an RFA.

That's a cheap contract, my guess is if Ingram doesnt stay healthy and produce it will be him on the block. With cap being a big focus in the next few years considering Drew/Jimmy.... Cheap players are going to be held on to.

Ingram is due 1m in 2013 and 1.4m in 2014.. Ivory is playing for 400k/year roughly.
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