Wednesday, September 28, 2016, 6:34pm
Friday, September 23, 2016, 6:21pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (not injury related - illness, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 3. Ivory may be able to return this week after taking a couple of weeks off to deal with an undisclosed illness. His return would put a big dent into T.J. Yeldon’s workload.
Thursday, September 22, 2016, 6:07pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (not injury related - illness) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Ivory may be able to return this week after taking a couple of weeks off to deal with an undisclosed illness.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 6:15pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (not injury related - illness) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Ivory may be able to return this week after taking a couple of weeks off to deal with an undisclosed illness.
Friday, September 16, 2016, 6:38pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (not injury related - illness, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 2. Ivory has been ruled out. T.J. Yeldon should carry the load in what should be a high-scoring game against the Chargers. He posted 69 total yards and a touchdown on 25 touches against the Packers. The efficiency wasn’t great, but the workload was there.
Jaguars running back Chris Ivory returned to EverBank Field on Thursday, but the team announced Friday both Ivory and cornerback Prince Amukamara will not play Sunday's game in San Diego.
Ivory was released from the hospital on Tuesday. According to the team, Ivory was "doing well."
Ivory released a statement Thursday:
"This past weekend was a challenging time for my family and me because of an emergency medical condition that developed while I was with my team at the hotel. I am now grateful to be back in the facility and able to refocus on the game that I love.
I want to extend a special thanks to the Jaguars medical staff, the first responders and everyone at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville for their assistance over the past couple of days. I appreciate everyone’s sensitivity during this personal matter, and I’m ready to be back out on the field and look forward to doing so in the near future. Thank you for all for your support. I want you to know that I read each and every message and I’m thankful for them all."
“I’d rather not speak about the specifics, but it’s something that needed the attention," Ivory said. "Went in with pain and got the problem fixed.”
Ivory said the issue is resolved and shouldn't give him any more trouble.
"I did a little cardio today, and now it's day by day," Ivory said.
Related players: T.J. Yeldon
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:05pm
Wednesday, September 14, 2016, 8:02pm
Ivory was admitted to a hospital last Sunday and missed the team’s season opener. Few specifics about why he was hospitalized have been released.
The Jaguars announced that Ivory is dealing with a “general medical issue” and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports on Monday that Ivory remains hospitalized. Per Schefter, Ivory is “in pain” and more tests are being done by doctors to come up with a treatment plan.
Ivory’s football status will obviously remain uncertain until his medical condition is under control. Sources told PFT on Sunday that the expectation is that he “should be fine,” the story said. T.J. Yeldon got a large majority of the work at running back with Ivory out of the lineup. He ran 21 times for 39 yards and a touchdown and caught four passes for 30 yards.
Let me put it this way: Matt Forte is the No. 1 back, but he won't be an every-down workhorse. Then again, how many teams rely on one workhorse? Not many. Based on what we saw in the one preseason game they played together, you'll see Forte on first and second downs, with Bilal Powell handling the third-down duties. Forte was a three-down back during his career with the Chicago Bears, so he'll have to adjust to a reduced role.
If you're looking for numbers, I think the workload will be more balanced than it was last season. Chris Ivory averaged 16 rushes per game, Powell six. This year, you could see something like 14 for Forte, eight for Powell. The Jets have to be cognizant of Forte's age (30), and it would be foolish to wear out the tread on his tires, although offensive coordinator Chan Gailey noted they won't have Forte on a snap count early in the year.
The story went on to say the Jets think Powell is a good football player, and the Jets won't forget about him. QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said Powell will be a huge part of our offense. The author said it wouldn't shock him if the two backs are used at the same time, creating mismatches on the defense. Powell should have some PPR league value based on this amount of workload.
Friday, September 9, 2016, 5:48pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (calf, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 1. Calf injuries are tricky, so T.J. Yeldon is an interesting pickup in shallow leagues. If Ivory can’t play, Yeldon would move up our rankings significantly, though it sounds like Ivory will play. HC Gus Bradley said (via Mike DiRocco) that his injury “will not impact the running back rotation” with Yeldon.
Thursday, September 8, 2016, 7:04pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (calf) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Calf injuries are tricky, so T.J. Yeldon is an interesting pickup in shallow leagues. If Ivory can’t play, Yeldon would move up our rankings significantly.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 6:40pm
Jaguars RB Chris Ivory (calf) took limited practice reps Wednesday. Calf injuries have a tendency to linger, so T.J. Yeldon is an interesting pickup in shallow leagues. If Ivory can’t play, Yeldon would move up our rankings.
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