Bills agree to sign running back Ivory to 2-year contract
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Running back Chris Ivory has agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills, where the eighth-year player will have an opportunity to serve as LeSean McCoy’s primary backup.
Ivory agreed to the deal on Tuesday, two weeks after being cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars. Ivory finished with just 382 yards rushing and a touchdown and was inactive for four of the Jaguars’ final five games. He lasted just two seasons with Jacksonville after signing a five-year, $32 million contract.
The 29-year-old enjoyed his best production with the New York Jets in 2015, when he had 1,070 yards rushing and scored seven touchdowns in 15 games. Ivory is known for being a physical runner, providing the Bills a complement to McCoy’s elusive style.
Overall, he has 4,852 yards rushing and 28 touchdowns.
Getting Ivory allowed the Bills to address a need at the position a little over a week before the start of the NFL’s free agency signing period.
Buffalo has three running backs eligible to become free agents, including fullback Mike Tolbert.
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