Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 4/19/13
The New Orleans Saints have re-signed running back Chris Ivory, the team announced Friday. Photo Credit: NewOrleansSaints.com [RELATED: New Orleans Saints Updated Team Needs Entering 2013 NFL Draft] Ivory went undrafted out of Tiffin University in 2010, but that didn’t stop him from earning a spot out of training camp on the Saints’ 53-man roster and having a significant and immediate impact out of the backfield. The 6-0, 222-pound Longview, Texas native finished his rookie season as the team’s leading rusher with 716 yards and five scores on 137 carries (5.2 YPC) in 12 games (four starts) and was a consensus NFL all-rookie selection. However, his production has slipped over the last two seasons in the Saints’ crowded backfield—which also features Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles.  Ivory, 25, rushed for 374 yards and a score on 79 carries (4.7 YPC) in six contests (two starts) in his second season and followed it up with similar numbers in 2012—40 carries for 217 yards ...
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