RB Chris Ivory - Jacksonville Jaguars
|6-0, 222||Born: 3-22-1988||College: Tiffin||Drafted: ---|
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General News (Thu Feb 1): "sure seems like a goner at this point," according to Mike Kaye of FirstCoastNews.com. He added that "dropping Ivory would be nothing short of a formality at this point," even though his contract still has "plenty" of dead money.
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Recent Game Summaries
2017 Week 15 vs HOU (17 / 42 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory has had a forgettable tenure as a Jaguar and this week only added to it. He got a number of chances to score at the goal line, but he is unable to convert short yardage situations due to his lack of explosiveness. Once he gets hit at the line, he will not do much more. He didn't have any long runs or even impressive runs on the day, either, despite running room. His vision and burst have declined and when the team had 4th-and-1 at the goal line, they opted to go with a fullback dive instead of handing it to Ivory.
2017 Week 14 vs SEA (6 / 48 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory had a huge run to set up the Jaguars first field goal and the only first half points in the game. He hit the hole and then spun out of an Earl Thomas tackle before clearing he second and third levels. He did a much better job of saying upright and initiating contacts.
2017 Week 13 vs IND (4 / 12 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
Ivory did not play in any passing situations and was the backup to Fournette as a ball carrier so he only saw a few snaps. In his carries, he hit the hole more decisively than Fournette did on the day but it is clear that he is lacking a gear.
2017 Week 12 vs ARI (1 / -6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory fumbled on one of his few snaps in the game, cementing his spot on the Jaguars bench.
2017 Week 11 vs CLE (6 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory only got six carries because he was battling an illness, but he was ineffective on each of them, though it was simply because there was not enough blocking room for him and he is not athletic enough to create for himself like Fournette is.
2017 Week 10 vs LAC (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / -5 / 0 rec)
Ivory had one carry for the Jaguars and has clearly fallen behind T.J. Yeldon on the depth chart.
2017 Week 9 vs CIN (20 / 70 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 34 / 0 rec)
Ivory got the start and saw the bulk of the snaps in the Jaguars backfield with Fournette sidelined. As a runner, he picked up a few tough 5-yard gains on power running plays, but he was very ordinary for the most part. He simply is not explosive enough nor does he have the instincts to create big plays on his own, and the big plays were not there for him today. As a pass catcher, he showed great balance and was very in sync with Bortles. He looks his best as a runner after the catch, though he could stand to break more tackles.
2017 Week 7 vs IND (17 / 47 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory saw the bulk of the work in Fournette's absence. He scored a touchdown from the 1-yard line on the first drive and from that point was pretty quiet. He had a few solid 5-yard gains but his vision was still hit or miss and he did not take advantage of lanes. He was good as a blocker though and saw a ton of goal line work. He fumbled in the third quarter.
2017 Week 6 vs LAR (2 / 3 / 0 rush, 10 / 9 / 74 / 1 rec)
Ivory has gotten more and more involved with the offense since the Baltimore game. In this game he made his biggest impact as a pass catcher, taking a nicely designed screen down the field for a touchdown. He did not have any runs that caught the eye but he did not have any plays that were truly negative runs or loss of yards, which he has been prone to during his tenure with the Jaguars. His best trait is his ability to break tackles and play similar to Fournette, but the Jaguars have been using him as a true 3rd down back in certain situations. He lead the team with 9 targets.
2017 Week 5 vs PIT (8 / 41 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ivory, finally, saw less important snaps this week but he was still the back that the team leaned on when Fournette needed to take a few snaps off. The team is not afraid to run it with Ivory anymore than they are with Fournette so he will always get some work. Against the Steelers, he showed better vision and explosiveness than he typically does, though it was
2017 Week 4 vs NYJ (9 / 42 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
A week after seeing less action than Corey Grant, Ivory played in as many, if not more, crucial snaps as the fourth overall pick did on Sunday. The Jaguars rotation at the position makes no sense and Ivory will randomly get plenty of 3rd-down work. There's no rhyme or reason to it because the execution and production from Ivory still lacks, but the carries are there.
2017 Week 2 vs TEN (6 / 17 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 31 / 0 rec)
Chris Ivory saw a ton of snaps this game. And carries. And passing targets. None by merit, as he was grossly ineffective the entire game, but he got them nonetheless. The team took a take it easy approach with Fournette between the 20s and if this continues then Ivory will continue to play. He is slow to the hole and only truly service on downhill run plays but the Jaguars offensive coordinator Nate Hackett must think otherwise.
2017 Week 1 vs HOU (9 / 42 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 11 / 0 rec)
Ivory was used to spell Fournette and had one of his better performances as a Jaguar. He ran hard, broke tackles, and created his own opportunities as a runner. He is less of an explosive threat than Fournette is but he is still the veteran among the Jaguars running backs and the team seems to value that. His best run came on a counter ran behind the right guard and right tackle. He exploded through the hole and then used leverage to make the inside linebacker miss, and then broke a tackle attempt from a defensive back. He did not get any goal line snaps but he got several 3rd down snaps.
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