Chris Ivory is frustrated, Saints say they won’t trade him

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Saints running back Chris Ivory is buried on a crowded depth chart in New Orleans and has yet to play in a game this season, and he’s getting frustrated about that. But the Saints say his frustration won’t result in a ticket out of town.

Deep down, I would have to say, yes, I’m frustrated,” Ivory told WWL Radio. “It’s a little frustrating to just kind of sit back. I just feel like my worth is more than that, than just, you know, sitting back on the side.”

Ivory then hinted that a trade was possible, although he said the Saints hadn’t told him anything about that.

“I don’t really get too much communication from them, they don’t communicate with me,” Ivory said. “But, that’s where I stand, just waiting and being patient. And I do understand the deadline of this trade is at the end of this month. . . . We’ll see what happens.”

Saints coach Joe Vitt, however, made clear that there are no plans to trade Ivory. At his press conference today, Vitt said, “Chris ain’t going nowhere.”

Ivory played well in limited action in his first two seasons, 2010 and 2011, carrying 216 times for 1,090 yards and six touchdowns. But this season the Saints have gone with a three-man running back committee consisting of Pierre Thomas, Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles, and Ivory has been the odd man out. Vitt’s promise that Ivory isn’t going anywhere may mean no trade is coming, but it doesn’t mean Ivory will get off the bench.

33 responses to “Chris Ivory is frustrated, Saints say they won’t trade him

  1. how long does ingram have to suck before they finally realize they were wrong – he really sucks. Ivory is proven – GIVE HIM THE DAMN BALL!

  2. Ingram should be the one riding the bench not Ivory..I think he will get his chance soon.

  3. I’d like to see him suiting up for Green Bay. Wonder if the Saints would like to take JerMichael Finley off our hands?

  4. He’s also injury prone. Put him in one game and he’s injured. Talk about a porcelain doll…..

  5. He’s being wasted…Such a good running back. The Saints would have at least 1 more win had they been playing him on a regular basis.

  6. Saints don’t need him and Vitt won’t trade him for a draft pick… sounds like solid logic.

  7. Maybe if he played well enough to start he would. Plus, they can’t get much for him if other teams know he’s the fourth best in that pathetic group, save Sproles.

  8. Ivory might already be playing if he wasn’t fumbling left and right leading up to the start of the season and averaging less than two yards when the rest of the backs were balling. Currently, all the Saints RBs are doing bad. There’s no reason to think Ivory is going to come in and do better.

  9. Saints need draft picks, but Ingram is terrible. They should trade Ingram, keep Ivory, and that would work for everyone.

  10. We (Saints) would be dumb not to trade him for a 3rd round pick. Especially since we basically have no good draft picks this coming year.

    Thanks again, Roger

  11. I don’t see a team giving up what the Saints would need just to lose the injury insurance at RB.

    My guess is the best offer would be around a 5th and I just don’t see that getting it done for the Saints.

  12. deltaoracle says: Oct 25, 2012 4:16 PM

    I’d like to see him suiting up for Green Bay. Wonder if the Saints would like to take JerMichael Finley off our hands?

    Good idea. The Saints have a real roster hole at TE.

  13. Its funny Ivory says he doesn’t get much communication from the Saints. Last I remember Sean Payton is suspended and Mickey Loomis has Strategically been suspended for 8 games, just past the trade deadline. Go figure! You can’t tell me RG didn’t try to sabotage the Saints season.

  14. Ingram appears to be a bust, and after the horrible start, and lack of running game I cannot understand why they don’t try playing Ivory….and yes I agree on trading Ingram for any type of help on defense that they can get.

  15. First off Ingram is not a bust. He’s not being used correctly. The only time he enter the game is on first down.( obvious run down), and they only run him up the middle. Easy film study for other teams. And short yard situations which he’s not that. He’s a every down back. If they use Ingram as the lone rb (Jones drew,Peterson,bush,extra.) He will shine. And that’s the exact way they used Ivory in the preseason and #39 out shined him.

  16. I think the Bengals could really use him, and he probably could be had for a 6th rd pick. He’s a good young rb and he is buried on the depth chart on a pass happy team.

  17. ^this dude gets it, idk if were gonna lose any of our first three backs, but as the season wears on, those guys are at least gonna need a week or two off. one way or another if we keep ivory hes gonna get his shot to come in and rack up carries. once he gets rolling you give that man his carries and hes gonna set you up for long drives.
    but i still say pierre and sproles are obviously the two we gotta have. and i still have faith in ingram, ivory is a trump card not a luxury.

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