Ivory is inactive for Sunday's playoff game against the Steelers. With Ivory a healthy scratch, T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant are on hand to back up top running back Leonard Fournette.
Ivory was a healthy scratch for the Jaguars' Week 17 matchup with Tennessee. The veteran has seen his role dwindle throughout the season, and with a healthy Leonard Fournette back it the mix, Ivory concluded the regular season without logging a carry in each of the team's last two games. That trend could continue as the Jags prepare to host Buffalo in Round 1 of the playoffs Sunday, as all signs point to Fournette and T.J. Yeldon shouldering most of the rushing workload. Ivory's long-term future in Jacksonville could also be in jeopardy given the fact that the Jags could create nearly $3.8 million in cap space if they opt to release Ivory, who's averaging a career-low 3.4 yards per carry, this offseason.
Ivory (back/elbow) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the 49ers. Ivory will be available for the contest, but with top back Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) slated to return to action Sunday, Ivory -- who logged 17 carries for 42 yards in Week 15 -- is in line to serve in a complementary role in the Jaguars' backfield this weekend, along with T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant.
Ivory (back/elbow) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. Ivory has been limited in the Jaguars' first two practices of the week, but the team may just be easing up on him after he played 31 snaps -- his highest total in six games -- during Sunday's 45-7 win over the Texans. The veteran started that contest in place of an injured Leonard Fournette (quadriceps), but with the rookie on track to play Week 16 against the 49ers, Ivory's carry total should dip back into the single digits.
Ivory (back/elbow) was limited at practice Wednesday. With Leonard Fournette (quadriceps) sidelined in Week 15, Ivory started at running back and logged 17 carries for 42 yards in the Jaguars' 45-7 win over the Texans, though he failed to convert his two goal-line totes into touchdowns. Fournette practiced fully Wednesday and is on track to play Sunday against the 49ers, so Ivory appears poised to return to a complementary role in the team's backfield, assuming he's able to play through the back and elbow issues.
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