Published: Fri, February 23, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Jaguars release veteran RB Chris Ivory

Jaguars release veteran RB Chris Ivory

Releasing him saves the team roughly $3.68 million in cap space and leaves T.J. Yeldon as the clear backup to Fournette.

The Jacksonville Jaguars released RB Chris Ivory on Friday.

Ivory signed a five-year, $32 million contract with the Jaguars prior to the 2016 season.

In his final season with the Jets, Ivory won the rushing title and was named to the Pro Bowl. However, he had a disappointing time in Jacksonville and came nowhere close to matching that career year. He was inactive for the team's last two regular-season games and had just one carry in their three postseason games.

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Though he remains low-mileage for a well-built power back (he's averaged 139 yards, 606 carries and four touchdowns per season), he's completely failed to produce in Jacksonville.

Now, this was always going to be the move after the Jaguars drafted Leonard Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

At this point Tion Green, Detroit's own undrafted-power-back-with-size-and-hands, is more likely to play a vital role in advancing the ball on the ground for the Lions than Ivory.

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