One of the stalwarts of the New York Jets' offense won't be returning to the team in 2016.
Running back Chris Ivory, who racked up more than 1,000 yards last season, will sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars after NFL free agency opens on Wednesday, a source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Related players: T.J. Yeldon
Ivory reportedly got approximately $6 million a year which is quite surprising considering the team's other needs, the presence of T.J. Yeldon and the fact that Ivory is mainly a two-down player. The signing is obviously bad news for Yeldon's stock, which is dependent on expected volume. Ivory is a pretty good runner and it's conceivable that the duo will form a timeshare in 2016.
The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't quite sure who will be carrying the ball in Sunday's game at New Orleans.
T.J. Yeldon is still nursing a sprained right MCL he suffered Dec. 13, and Denard Robinson suffered a left foot sprain in the Jaguars' loss to Atlanta on Sunday, which leaves the Jaguars with only two healthy running backs on the active roster: Jonas Gray, who was signed last week, and Joe Banyard. Toby Gerhart (sports hernia) and Bernard Pierce (calf) are on IR.
Coach Gus Bradley, however, is hopeful that Robinson will be on the field against the Saints.
"We’ll wait and see what happens," Bradley said. "Everything that I have been told is more positive, more arrow up, but we’ll wait and see until we find the information."
Yeldon sprained his left knee Sunday against Indianapolis, left the stadium on crutches and was scheduled to undergo tests Monday.
The Jaguars (5-8) host Atlanta (6-7) on Sunday.
Coach Gus Bradley says Yeldon ''got his knee got bent a little bit'' against the Colts and was unable to return to the game. Bradley says general manager Dave Caldwell is considering bringing in another running back since Jacksonville already has Toby Gerhart, Bernard Pierce and Corey Grant on injured reserve.
Saturday, December 5, 2015, 3:11pm
The Jaguars moved to bolster their wide receiver depth Saturday.
At the same time, they also placed veteran running back Toby Gerhart on the injured reserve list, ending his second season with the team.
Gerhart, who dealt with a groin injury much of this season, was replaced on the active roster by wide receiver Rashad Lawrence, who spent much of this season on the team’s practice squad.
Gerhart, who signed with the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in the 2014 offseason, rushed for 326 yards and two touchdowns on 101 carries last season, then played mostly special teams and short yardage this season.
Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm
Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm
DT Al Woods (ankle), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (knee)
LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder)
CB Perrish Cox (hamstring), DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), G Chance Warmack (ankle)
DT Sen'Derrick Marks (elbow), S James Sample (shoulder)
Kendall Wright is out again, as expected. T.J. Yeldon is listed as questionable, but expects to play. Allen Hurns was told that his sports hernia surgery could wait until the offseason, so it appears that he'll play through it as long as he can. He's a solid start against the Titans.
Friday, November 13, 2015, 6:45pm
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 6:09pm
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7:16pm
Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (groin, questionable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 7. Yeldon’s Week 7 outlook is looking up, though he’ll likely be a game-time decision in the London game. Inactives will be released at around 8:00 am ET. Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson split the workload last week and would likely do so again if Yeldon can’t play.
Thursday, October 22, 2015, 6:35pm
Jaguars RB T.J. Yeldon (groin) returned to limited practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday practice. Yeldon’s Week 7 outlook is looking up. Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson split the workload last week.
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