Bills planning to cut Chris Ivory after signing Frank Gore
The Buffalo Bills signed veteran running back Frank Gore earlier this offseason, and, as a result, it looks like fellow halfback Chris Ivory is going to be a victim of circumstances and will be cut, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Schefter says that the move is expected to happen as soon as Tuesday.
Ivory is coming off of a 2018 campaign in which he played 13 games and rushed for 385 yards and a touchdown while averaging a meager 3.3 yards per carry.
The 31-year-old, who played his collegiate football at Washington State and Tiffin, went undrafted but landed with the New Orleans Saints in 2010. That ensuing season, he proceeded to total 716 yards and five scores in an impressive rookie campaign.
Ivory went on to spend the first three years of his career with the Saints before joining the New York Jets in 2013. That was where Ivory had his best success, as he rushed for 833 and 821 yards, respectively, in is first two years with the club before breaking out and racking up 1,070 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl appearance in 2015.
As a result of his impressive stretch with the Jets, Ivory landed a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2016, but Ivory was incredibly disappointing with the Jaguars, lasting just two seasons and finishing with under 500 yards rushing in each year before being cut last March.
That was when the Bills decided to give him a shot.
Buffalo won just six games in 2018, one year after making it to the playoffs for the first time since the 1999 campaign.