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.
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.
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.
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 Denard Robinson and Corey Grant.
Ivory (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale against the Colts.
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.
Ivory (hamstring) remained limited at practice Thursday.
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.
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|P4||8/31/17||@ ATL||7:00 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|7||10/22/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
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|11||11/19/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|12||11/26/17||@ ARI||4:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ SF||4:05 pm|
|17||12/31/17||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||2||79||374||4.7||35||1||2||21|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||2||40||217||5.4||56||2||3||7|
|2013||New York Jets||15||6||182||833||4.6||69||3||8||34|
|2014||New York Jets||16||10||198||821||4.1||71||6||1||42|
|2015||New York Jets||15||14||247||1070||4.3||58||7||9||50|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||4||1||17||17.0||17||0||0||0||1|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||2||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||2||2||15||7.5||13||0||0||0||1|
|2013||New York Jets||15||6||2||10||5.0||12||0||0||0||1|
|2014||New York Jets||16||10||18||123||6.8||23||1||1||0||4|
|2015||New York Jets||15||14||30||217||7.2||36||1||3||0||9|
|2010||New Orleans Saints||12||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||6||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||6||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New York Jets||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Jets||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2013||New York Jets||15||2||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2014||New York Jets||16||2||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2015||New York Jets||15||4||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|