Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
2 months ago

Ivory and T.J. Yeldon (ankle) will be joined by No. 4 overall draft pick Leonard Fournette in the Jacksonville backfield, Jim Kleinpeter of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Signed to a five-year, $32 million contract last offseason, Ivory was a major disappointment his first season in Jacksonville, taking 117 carries for 439 yards (3.8 average) and three touchdowns, with 20 catches for 186 yards on 28 targets while playing only 11 games. With Fournette presumably stepping in as the early-down workhorse and Yeldon likely handling passing downs, Ivory may be left without a clear role in the Jaguars offense. His contract could keep him around for another season, but there isn't much cause for optimism regarding his future in Jacksonville.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory amassed 439 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 186 receiving yards in his first season with the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

It was a disappointing year for Ivory, who was expected to serve as the Jaguars' primary short-yardage back after a successful 2015 campaign in New York. He was limited to only 11 games due to injuries, and he began the season on the inactive list following a personal medical issue. After that, Ivory never truly found his groove, struggling to a career-low average of just 3.8 yards per carry. The highlight of the 28-year-old's season was an 18-carry, 107-yard outburst against the Chiefs on Nov. 6, but that would be the first, and only, time he'd top 50 yards in a single game on the season. Over his final five games of the year, Ivory carried the ball 40 times, reaching the end zone only once. After signing a five-year deal with the Jags last offseason, all indications are that Ivory will return in 2017 for a relatively team-friendly $4.5 million. Ivory will likely split time with T.J. Yeldon again in what should be a more productive offense under a new coaching regime.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's Week 17 matchup versus the Colts, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran running back was thought to have had a chance of giving it a go Sunday, but will instead cede the backfield work to the likes of T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson and potentially, Corey Grant.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale against the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Given that he was able to practice all week, albeit in a limited fashion, we'd expect Ivory to give it a go in Sunday's 1:00 ET tilt. If he ends up limited at all in Week 17, however, Denard Robinson (who does not carry an injury designation) and Corey Grant are candidates to see added work in the Jacksonville backfield Sunday.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

More on Ivory's status once the Jaguars' final injury report of the season is released Friday, but with T.J. Yeldon on IR and Denard Robinson (ankle) also limited at practice this week, Corey Grant is currently the team's top fully healthy option at running back in advance of Sunday's game against the Colts.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The running back continues to nurse a hamstring issue, which kept him from finishing Sunday's win over the Titans. Prior to exiting, he carried 14 times for 45 yards and a score, in addition to catching four passes for 69 yards. With T.J. Yeldon on IR an Denard Robinson also limited Wednesday, more of the rushing burden could fall on the shoulders of Corey Grant in Week 17.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago1 Comment

Ivory was unable to finish Saturday's win over the Titans due to a hamstring issue, the Florida Times Union reports. Prior to his exit from the contest, Ivory logged 14 carries for 45 yards and a TD and caught four passes for 69 yards.

EDGE Analysis

With Denard Robinson inactive and T.J. Yeldon knocked out of the game in the first half with an ankle injury, Corey Grant saw a season-high nine carries for 27 yards Saturday. With a trio of injured ball-carriers in play, how the Jaguars' Week 17 backfield will be constituted remains unclear. Roster moves and practice participation levels this coming week figure to shed light on the situation as next Sunday's season finale against the Colts approaches.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory rushed 14 times for 45 yards and a touchdown while adding four catches for 69 yards on six targets in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Titans.

EDGE Analysis

Ivory split carries with Corey Grant after T.J. Yeldon left early with an ankle injury. His touchdown came from one yard out just after the two-minute warning in the first half, but he opened the door for the Titans with a fumble in his own territory on the first possession of the second half. While he almost fumbled again after taking a screen pass 37 yards later in the quarter, Ivory was ruled down before the ball came out. Ball security problems have limited the powerful running back's production in the past, but Jacksonville's inability to get ahead in games has been a far larger issue.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory gained 44 yards on 10 rushes and failed to secure his only target in Sunday's 21-20 loss to the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

As usual, Ivory flashed his trademark violent running style, finding modest success in his relatively limited opportunities and notching 44 yards on the ground for the second straight game. He also saw T.J. Yeldon vulture eight carries out of the backfield, as well as secure five of seven targets. Despite Yeldon outpacing him in touches, the workload split between the two figures to remain fairly even over the final two weeks of the season.

Chris Ivory
RB JAC (8)
6 months ago

Ivory (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice and does not have an injury designation for Week 15.

EDGE Analysis

Ivory sat out the last two games due to his injured hamstring, but he was able to practice each day this week, and was cleared of his injury designation on the heels of his full session Friday. It's not clear how the Jaguars will dish out carries this week between Ivory and T.J. Yeldon, but Ivory ran the ball well last time he took the field in Week 12, so both running backs figure to play a role in Sunday's matchup with the Texans.