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Chris Ivory returns to practice for the Jets

Chris Ivory AP

It hasn’t been a great offseason to be a New York Jets running back.

Mike Goodson was arrested on gun and drug charges in May and isn’t in training camp with the team. Joe McKnight was arrested for unpaid fines and has been banged up several times in camp and Chris Ivory had been forced to miss practice due to a hamstring strain.

The result was the Jets needing to sign Kahlil Bell for depth and Bilal Powell getting the reps with the first-team offense in training camp.

But the Jets got some welcome news Monday when Ivory was able to return to practice for the first time since camp began. Ivory was able make it through the practice and head coach Rex Ryan is hopeful he’ll be able to play against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday.

That was big to get him back today,” Ryan said, via the team’s official website. “I hope he does play Saturday. He’s a big, powerful man. I think every Jets fan is looking forward to seeing him run.”

The Jets acquired Ivory in exchange for a fourth-round draft pick from the New Orleans Saints in April and will be counted upon to be a big part of the Jets running game this season.

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6 Responses to “Chris Ivory returns to practice for the Jets”
  1. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 13, 2013 1:14 AM

    More like Chris EBONY!

  2. Iain says: Aug 13, 2013 5:55 AM

    The hamstring doesn’t seem like much of an issue compared to the other guys.

  3. dangeralert says: Aug 13, 2013 7:46 AM

    “Ivory was able to return to practice for the first time”

    How exactly does one return for the first time?

  4. lrjets says: Aug 13, 2013 8:47 AM

    When the Jets first showed interest in Ivory up until they signed him, the Saints fans lamented how good he can be, a beast when given the chance, and better than Mark Ingram.

    Just waiting for the trolls to disagree. After all he is a Jet.

  5. bullwnkl985 says: Aug 13, 2013 10:59 AM

    Ivory’s issue has never been one of questioning his talent. He is an extremely violent runner though, which lends itself to many injuries, which has been his downfall so far.

    If he can stay healthy, he will be a big weapon for the Jets!

  6. sb44champs says: Aug 13, 2013 1:30 PM

    …and if if were a skiff, we’d all go for a ride….

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