Saints place RB Ivory on I.R.

Posted Jan. 04, 2011 @ 4:34 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Days before they begin their playoff run against the Seahawks, the Saints placed RB Chris Ivory on injured reserve and signed RB DeShawn Wynn.

Ivory, an undrafted rookie, had been a revelation for New Orleans this season when Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush were out with injuries. He rushed for 716 yards and five touchdowns this season and had two 100-yard rushing games. He suffered a foot injury in the season finale against the Bucs.

Wynn was on the Saints' roster for four games this season but did not record a carry. He rushed for 203 yards and four TDs in four starts with the Packers in 2007.

The way we see it

Ivory brought a much-needed spark to the run game when Thomas and Bush were on the sideline. But with the two starters healthy, this isn't a huge loss. Wynn will be an insurance policy in the backfield.