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New York Jets running back Bilal Powell runs the ball past New York Giants corner back Trumaine McBride during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell runs the ball past New York Giants corner back Trumaine McBride during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The Jets will re-sign RB Bilal Powell, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN (March 10).

Powell's contract is a three-year deal worth $11.25 million with $6 million guaranteed, according to Over The Cap. Powell will receive a $2.65 million signing bonus, while his base salary for 2016 will be $850,000 and $3.75 million in 2017. His cap hit for 2016 will be $1.73 million.

The Jets, who just agreed to a three-year deal with RB Matt Forte, had recently lost RB Chris Ivory to the Jaguars.

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New York Jets running back Chris Ivory during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets running back Chris Ivory during the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Kevin Hoffman/USA Today Sports Images)

Former Jets RB Chris Ivory has agreed to sign with the Jaguars, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Ivory's deal will average more than $6 million annually over five years, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. USA Today's Connor Hughes said Ivory will earn $32.5 million over five years, and between $10 million and $15 million of his contract will be guaranteed.

Ivory had been looking for a deal of at least three years that paid him around $6.5 million annually, according to Kimberly A. Martin of Newsday.

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Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen warms up before the game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)
Indianapolis Colts tight end Dwayne Allen warms up before the game against the New York Jets at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)

With Day 1 of NFL free agency in the books, here are some quick thoughts about how the "legal tampering period" has gone so far and what some of it might mean for the Jets.

No country for ol' Wilkersons

Much of what the Jets do (or don't) in free agency will come down to what happens with Muhammad Wilkerson and how soon that takes place. Since the team has to allocate $15 million in cap space to his non-exclusive tagging, that's money the team can't spend elsewhere. The Giants, Bucs, Jaguars, Dolphins and Cowboys are said to be free agent players for defensive line talent, but their attention seems to be focused on Adrian Clayborn (ATL), Charles Johnson (CAR) and Mario Williams (BUF), who are all now free agents. So far, it seems teams are more interested in kicking the tires on those three arbitrage Wilkerson talents since they won't cost their team any draft picks to sign unlike Wilkerson. My money is squarely on Wilkerson remaining in New York when the initial free agency dust settles. Worst-case scenario? The Jets squeeze one final season on a team-controlled contract out of one of the best defensive talents in the NFL.

… or maybe not

A report surfaced Monday night that the Jets might have interest in Los Angeles Rams free agent Nick Fairley. Fairley is a capable player, but might only be a two-down DT in the Jets system. Bent and I consider Fairley a degraded analog for Wilkerson that than one for Damon Harrison, which makes Fairley a Wilkerson roster backfill in the case of a vacancy. So the Jets' interest in Fairley might be an innocent check-in, or it might be an indicator of bigger moving pieces.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Chris Ivory, Damon Harrison, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Zac Stacy, Brian Bassett
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Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott wears a special cleat to make a statement about domestic violence runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott wears a special cleat to make a statement about domestic violence runs the 40-yard dash during the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. (Brian Spurlock/USA Today Sports Images)

How could the Combine impact the Jets 2016 NFL Draft?

In 2015, Jets running backs Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell both had productive seasons even though they might have left fans wanting a little more. Both Ivory and Powell are role players (not "foundation" backs) in their late 20s headed for free agency. With cap crunches elsewhere, the Jets might not be able to spend much at running back in free agency, which is why the Jets should look to solutions through the NFL Draft. Since the Combine is taking place this weekend, here are some thoughts about the process and the names we should start tuning into over the next two months.

Running Backs burn up the track in Indy

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Tennessee Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore and linebacker Demario Davis and safety Marcus Gilchrist during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
Tennessee Titans tight end Phillip Supernaw is tackled by New York Jets linebacker Jamari Lattimore and linebacker Demario Davis and safety Marcus Gilchrist during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Former Jets special teams coach Mike Westhoff listed the Jets' positional needs as free agency and the NFL Draft near.

While Westhoff listed tight end, offensive line and possibly a running back (depending on what happens in free agency), he said the Jets' biggest need is to get another edge rusher.

"I would give anything to get an edge rusher," Westhoff told SNY.tv's Jeane Coakley. "All you have to do is watch the Denver Broncos. If any kind of edge rusher is there [at No. 20], that would be my first priority."

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New York Jets running back Chris Ivory runs for first down during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)
New York Jets running back Chris Ivory runs for first down during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)

With running back Chris Ivory set to become a free agent this offseason, he is all but a "goner" in New York, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini.

Cimini had this to write on the potential of Ivory returning to the Jets:

"Yep, he's a goner. Ivory, coming off his best year, will draw considerable interest in the open market. The Jets would like to keep him, but it's simply not realistic, considering their cap issues and other priorities."

Last season Ivory rushed for over 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.

Ivory had 1,070 rushing yards and scored a career-high eight touchdowns in 15 games played with the Jets. 

Tags: Chris Ivory, Tim Reilly

General view of a flyover during the playing of the national anthem with the United States flag on the field before the 2016 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
General view of a flyover during the playing of the national anthem with the United States flag on the field before the 2016 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Running back Chris Ivory and center Nick Mangold represented the Jets in Sunday's Pro Bowl.

Ivory had one 16-yard run and three catches for 55 yards for Team Rice, which lost to Team Irvin, 49-27. Mangold also played for Team Rice.

Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, wide receiver Brandon Marshall and cornerback Darrelle Revis were all selected to the Pro Bowl, but did not play due to injuries.

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New York Jets running back Chris Ivory runs for first down during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)
New York Jets running back Chris Ivory runs for first down during the first quarter against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor/USATSI)

Jets running back Chris Ivory said he would like to return to New York, but knows the team's tight cap space will make things difficult, he said at the Pro Bowl.

"I was able to speak with them," said Ivory, who made it to the Pro Bowl for the first time this year. "They want to bring me back but like I said, I think it's about the cap space. That's going to be the biggest factor as to whether I'm back or not."

The 27-year-old running back ran for 1,070 yards, recorded 217 receiving yards and totaled eight total touchdowns. He earned $2.75 million last season.

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Over the next few weeks we will be looking at each position on the New York Jets roster and seeking your input on who you think should stay and who you think should go. Up next, the Jets' running backs.

Overview: Where to go from here? In some ways I am at war with myself. I know the current NFL to be one where running backs are mostly considered disposable commodities. Yes, the best running backs do add value to a team, though proportionally so much less than 15 years ago. I also know that the Jets' backups who are signed through 2016 are not even close to as good as the team's top two runners. Letting Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell simply hand over their duties to Stevan Ridley and Zac Stacy could grind the Jets 2016 offense to a screeching halt. Should Powell and Ivory both walk, this group has the potential to be an unholy alliance of the 1995 and 2006 Jets backfields.

Expected to Return (3)

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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

During the Pro Bowl Draft on Wednesday night, Jets RB Chris Ivory and C Nick Mangold were selcted by Team Rice.

For this year's Pro Bowl, the NFL All-Stars will be broken up in an unconferenced format and will play for teams captained by former NFL stars Jerry Rice and Michael Irvin.

The Pro Bowl takes place on Jan. 31 at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii.

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New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) celebrates his game winning touchdown pass from New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) celebrates his game winning touchdown pass from New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick during overtime at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

Mike Maccagnan hasn't had much time to judge his performance in his first year as the New York Jets' general manager.

There are too many other things to do - such as focus on next season.

"I probably won't catch my breath until after the draft," Maccagnan said Thursday while meeting with reporters for the first time since November.

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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) throws a pass during the second half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

With their 2016 opponents now set, the sledding won't get any easier as they pulled a schedule of games including two of the toughest divisions: the AFC North and the NFC West. Most fans are now left worrying what the team's offseason plan may be with many key players expected to hit free agency in March. What will the Jets do now?

Part 1: Performance & Financial Based Cuts

Part 2: Restructuring

Part 3: Time To Sign

Part 4: Free Agency

Part 5: The Draft

Part 6: Overview

Here's the Jets list of pending unrestricted free agents, bolded are strategic keepers:

Tags: Bilal Powell, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Damon Harrison, Erin Henderson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Brian Bassett
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New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley (22) runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)
New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley (22) runs the ball during the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. (Timothy T. Ludwig)

With Bilal Powell out, the Jets were clearly missing that added dimension that Powell had given the team over the past month. It seemed like Chris Ivory wasn't 100% either, as he didn't start and ended up carrying the ball just six times. Whether that was because he was banged up or just because the Jets had fallen behind is unclear. Ivory did burst for a season-long 58 yard gain on one of his early carries, only for the Jets to only get seven more offensive snaps in the remaining 12-plus minutes of the first half, the first six of which saw them throw it.

Ivory ended up with 81 yards on his six carries and was getting worked on for an apparent shoulder injury late in the game. He did gain one other first down on a short yardage conversion.

Stevan Ridley got the start for Ivory and gained 29 yards on nine carries, 22 of them coming on two plays which saw him break a couple of tackles for 13 and then cut and hurdle for nine.

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Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during during the first half of game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)
Dec 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles during during the first half of game against the New England Patriots at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports (Jim O'Connor)

Jets coach Todd Bowles spoke with the media on Thursday. Here are five things we learned...

1.) QB Ryan Fitzpatrick paricipated fully in practice.

2.) RB Bilal Powell, T Breno Giacomini, and TE Kellen Davis all missed practice.

Tags: Bilal Powell, Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Kellen Davis, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass while New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard rushes during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)
New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pass while New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard rushes during the second half at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland/USATSI)

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) -- New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to be fine despite being limited at practice because of a sore thumb, elbow and lower back.

Coach Todd Bowles says Wednesday that the ailments "shouldn't be anything serious" and he had no worries about Fitzpatrick's availability for the game Sunday at Buffalo. The Jets clinch a playoff berth win a victory.

Fitzpatrick had his left (non-throwing) thumb surgically repaired last month after tearing a ligament. He is also dealing with soreness in his right elbow and back, but says it's "nothing really to be concerned about."

Tags: Bilal Powell, Buffalo Bills, Breno Giacomini, Calvin Pace, Chris Ivory, Erin Henderson, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ryan Fitzpatrick
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New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor)
New York Jets running back Bilal Powell (29) runs against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Jim O'Connor)

The Jets opened up this week with a two-back personnel grouping. Bilal Powell started off out wide on the right side with Chris Ivory initially in the backfield but then motioning out wide to the left as the Jets went empty. On the play, Brandon Marshall lined up in the slot and ran an out pattern and Ryan Fitzpatrick tried (but failed) to hit Powell over the top. He probably should have dumped it to Marshall who would have had an easy six or seven yards and a shot at getting to the marker.

Regardless, the two-back personnel grouping was something they used extensively over the course of the game with fullback Tommy Bohanon hardly getting any reps. This enabled them to exploit Powell's versatility and the fact that he's playing the best football of his career, perhaps benefiting from being fresh due to the time he missed because of injury earlier in the year. Whether lining him up wide or in the slot, or putting him in the backfield to pass protect, this personnel grouping gave the Jets plenty of options.

Whatever their plan was, it wasn't helped by Ivory suffering a first half leg injury. Ivory did return, but looked to have lost a step. Powell did step up in Ivory's absence and the Jets also got a boost from Stevan Ridley, who looked useful for just the second time all season while also seeing time with Powell in two-back sets. It's actually quite impressive that the Jets were able to be competitive with the Patriots twice, despite not having a fully-healthy Ivory in either game. They didn't have Powell or Ridley (or Quincy Enunwa or Kenbrell Thompkins) in the first one, either.

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Bilal Powell scores a touchdown against the Titans. (Brad Penner/USATSI)
Bilal Powell scores a touchdown against the Titans. (Brad Penner/USATSI)

The New York Jets seek their fourth straight win when they face the Dallas Cowboys in a road game on Saturday at 8:25 p.m.

According to STATS:

  • At home against the Titans in Week 14, the Jets rushed for 183 yards, built a 27-0 halftime lead, got three TD passes from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and sacked Marcus Mariota five times in a convincing 30-8 win. NYJ got three touchdowns and two field goals in six first-half possessions, as Fitzpatrick (21-for-36, 263 yards, no interceptions) threw TD passes of 16 yards to Eric Decker, 16 yards to Bilal Powell and 69 yards to Brandon Marshall, who totaled 125 yards on the day. Chris Ivory rushed for 101 yards for the winners, and Muhammad Wilkerson notched a career-high three sacks.
  • At rainy Lambeau Field on Sunday, the Cowboys managed only 99 net passing yards in a 28-7 defeat. Dallas (171) and Green Bay (230) combined for 401 rushing yards; Darren McFadden ran for 111 yards on only nine attempts for the losers. After Robert Turbin scored Dallas' only TD on a seven-yard run in the third quarter, the Cowboys managed only three first downs in their final five possessions. Matt Cassel finished the day with 114 yards passing and a 41.5 rating.
  • The Jets are 11-33 all-time against current NFC East teams, including 3-7 against the Cowboys. NYJ did earn a win in the team's last meeting with Dallas, in Week 1 2011 at New York, erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit to win, 27-24.
  • Fitzpatrick has thrown 11 TD passes to Marshall in 2015, tied for second most for a passer-receiver combination in a single season in Jets history. They are topped by only the Ken O'Brien-Wesley Walker tandem, who connected for 12 touchdown passes in 1986.
  • Cassel, who will play in his 99th career game on Saturday, ranks 31st among 33 qualifiers in 2015 with a passer rating of 73.5. Filling in for an injured Tom Brady for the 2008 Patriots, Cassel made his first career start against the Jets on September 14, 2008 at the Meadowlands, throwing for a modest 165 yards in a 19-10 New England win.
  • Since mid-December 1993, the Jets have lost six of seven regular-season Saturday games, winning only in 1998 at Buffalo. The Cowboys are 5-12 in December home games since 2006, third worst in the NFL over that span.

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Tags: Bilal Powell, Brandon Marshall, Chris Ivory, Eric Decker, Ryan Fitzpatrick

New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley (22) gains yards against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)
New York Jets running back Stevan Ridley (22) gains yards against the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium. (Vincent Carchietta)

Chris Ivory looked good from the outset in this game, finishing runs strong and demonstrating that initial burst which seemed to have deserted him in the middle of the season. Ivory's 101 yards on 22 carries gave him his first 100-yard game since week six. He did actually surpass 100 against the Bills four games ago, only to finish on 99 when he lost yardage on his final carry (which almost happened again yesterday, as he was able to move the pile to change a potential loss into a short gain).

The Jets have been struggling in short yardage situations over the course of the season. Their power ranking per Football Outsiders was 25th in the NFL entering this week. It was therefore encouraging to see Ivory put his head down and decisively drive to the marker after fielding a Ryan Fitzpatrick pitch with two defenders in position to make the stop in the backfield.

On one play, Ivory was cut down for a loss as the safety crept up at the snap. That was unfortunate because if the safety had stayed back, Ivory likely would have been able to cut back and into the open field as the Jets cleared out that side. On another play in the second half, Ivory probably could have made a big gain if he cut back, but this time just powered up the middle for a short gain. He didn't leave many yards on the field other than that though.

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New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs against New York Giants linebacker Jasper Brinkley (53) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)
New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) runs against New York Giants linebacker Jasper Brinkley (53) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner)

Chris Ivory got off to a strong start this week, with three carries for 37 yards on the Jets' field goal drive in the first quarter, including another spectacular run where he broke several tackles. Ivory had 47 yards at halftime, but didn't add to that in the second half as his three carries netted zero yards. He also probably lost time because he lost another fumble that set up a Giants field goal. Also, the Jets were essentially forced to abandon the running game because they were trailing.

Still, that didn't prevent Ivory and Bilal Powell from making contributions in the passing game. Ivory's five catches were actually a career-high, although they netted just 22 yards. Two did go for first downs, though. Powell also set career highs with eight catches and 91 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown on a nicely designed tunnel screen from the slot.

Powell did have a couple of nice runs too, although he only gained 17 yards on six carries. He also dropped two passes, although one - a key third down - was tipped and the other wasn't looking like it was going anywhere anyway. Powell was otherwise a weapon in the short passing game all day though and the Jets are now 6-2 with him in the line-up this year.

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New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) (Ed Mulholland)
New York Jets running back Chris Ivory (33) (Ed Mulholland)

Right from the get-go against the Dolphins, Chris Ivory looked sharp, bursting for a big first down and finishing the run strong by driving for extra yardage. He followed that up by bouncing outside to turn a potential loss into a short gain.

Things went downhill for him after that, as he was stuffed on two short-yardage plays (although he got an unbelievably favorable spot on one that gave him the first down) as he produced just seven yards on seven carries over the rest of the first half.

The second half was much better, as Ivory racked up 61 yards on 12 carries, although over half of those came on his spectacular 31-yard touchdown run in which he broke five tackles. He picked up two other first downs on outside runs and added 15 yards on two receptions.

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 (Seth Wenig)
(Seth Wenig)

Chris Ivory - who a month ago was proclaimed as "the best running back in the NFL" - rushed for 26 yards on 23 carries. I'm not sure the futility of the Jets' running game can be conveyed any more concisely than that. Needless to say, I'm going to try though.

Since the Washington game, in which he was rested for the last 13 minutes with 146 yards already in the bank, Ivory has rushed for just 84 yards in three games, on 55 carries. That's barely a yard and a half per carry - for a guy who averages three times that over the course of his career. In the past two games, he's gained just 43 yards on 38 carries. On Sunday, he had runs of nine, six, four and four yards, with the last three of those in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, he had 19 other carries, all of which gained two yards or less. He's not had a single 10-yard run since that Washington game and has gone from averaging 5.5 yards per carry at that time (3rd in the NFL for anyone with 50 or more carries) to under four yards per carry for the first time in his career.

I don't want to pile on - because we've seen enough of that over the last month - but the numbers are pretty shocking. However you slice it, Ivory's season has been stopped in its tracks along with most of his carries over the last month. How much of this is down to the run blocking and how much is down to himself perhaps being hurt or underperforming for some other reason, though?

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Chris Johnson will become a free agent on March 10 after the Jets declined to pick up his option on Monday, but that might not be bad news for the running back who felt he was slighted his fair share of playing time last season (Post, Feb. 16).

Johnson split carries last season with Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell, which is something the team said they would do from the start of the season - though Johnson believed he would have a bigger role.

?Basically, it was a situation where I was going there to be the guy or whatever,? Johnson said Monday. ?It was still said, yeah, both guys [Johnson and Ivory] were going to get playing time. I think it was like after the [third] game or something like that, it just switched over and I started getting less and less playing time, and not knowing where it came from.?

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Got a?Case of the Mondays? Fear not!?Columnist and TheJetsBlog Podcast co-host?Corey Griffin?has you covered every?Monday?morning with thoughts, ideas and opinions about all things Jets.

The Jets turned the clock back Sunday afternoon, bullying the heavily-favored Saints from start to finish and once again confounded the football-viewing public.

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After being cleared for participation in this week's practices, ESPN NY notes that?Chris Ivory will play in tonight's matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

... the curtain gets pulled back Saturday night at MetLife Stadium, where Ivory is expected to make his Jets debut against the?Jacksonville Jaguars.

[...]

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The Saints don't really have a "go-to" RB, utilizing their personnel situationally each week depending on the opposition and the feel of the game. Mark Ingram, Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas have alternated carries while Darren Sproles, who missed a month due to a hand injury, serves as the receiving back.

Now, Ivory appears to have injured his hamstring and will not be in the mix when the Saints play the Giants tomorrow afternoon.

From Rotoworld.com:

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