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Saints’ Chris Ivory is on the roster bubble

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Chris Ivory is a talented running back with experience, 1090 yards and 6 touchdowns on 216 yards (5.0 YPC), but he’s buried on the depth chart in New Orleans’ deep running back group, behind Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, and Pierre ...

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Saints’ Chris Ivory is on the roster bubble

Chris Ivory is a talented running back with experience, 1090 yards and 6 touchdowns on 216 yards (5.0 YPC), but he’s buried on the depth chart in New Orleans’ deep running back group, behind Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles, and Pierre Thomas, and SportsNOLA’s Brian Allee-Walsh believes he’s on the roster bubble as the Saints may not want to carry 4 running backs in 2012. Allee-Walsh also mentions Ivory’s history of injury problems as an obstacle to him making the roster. If he is cut, don’t expect him to last long on the open market. He’s too talented not to make someone’s final 53 and he only recently turned 24. The Saints might actually be able to get something for him in a trade. They should at least explore the possibility.

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Old 06-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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Ivory is in the final year of the 3-year, $1.22 million contract he signed in 2010. He'll only count about $490K against the cap this season, a bargain if he can stay healthy (yes, big "if").

I like Ivory, and considering only Sproles played all 16 games last season, letting him go with such a friendly contract might be a mistake.
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:50 AM   #3
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I agree.

Ingram went down playing against the Colts when he should have been on the bench, and PT was knocked out of the 40-whiners game.

It would help a helluva lot if Tusk would learn how to catch for screen plays!
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Old 06-17-2012, 09:59 AM   #4
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I think Ivory would excel if he gets a few screens and delayed hand offs a couple of times a game, we know how he runs. A few blockers in front of him with open field, that could be the ticket. I wouldn't want to be a corner or a saftey trying to tackle him in open field.
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
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In addition, if Ivory plays out this contract he'll be a restricted free agent in 2013, giving the Saints options if they'd like to keep him around.
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Why the thumbs down? This is good news. It means we now have enough talent atthe position that we can discuss him being on the bubble.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #8
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I agree.

Ingram went down playing against the Colts when he should have been on the bench, and PT was knocked out of the 40-whiners game.

It would help a helluva lot if Tusk would learn how to catch for screen plays!
He catches just fine, that is when Brees actually hits him with the ball.
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I'd definitely be open to a trade of Ingram. Poor vision, injury history too, small RB not much power and hasn't done anything catching the ball either. Just saying.
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Old 06-17-2012, 02:01 PM   #10
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I'd definitely be open to a trade of Ingram. Poor vision, injury history too, small RB not much power and hasn't done anything catching the ball either. Just saying.
We dont know enough about him yet.
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