Out of nowhere, Jaguars running back Corey Grant definitely made his playing time count against the Patriots last Thursday. Grant rushed the ball eight times for 120 yards and a touchdown that went for 79 yards. Meanwhile, Chris Ivory rushed six time for only 20 yards.
With this outstanding game but Grant, it should be expected he can put numbers up like this leading up to Week 1. Grant should be getting the same amount of playing time if not more in the preseason. Although, if Grant can keep his motor going, could Ivory be in danger of being released by the Jaguars?
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Ivory could be on his way out of Jacksonville soon. Even as soon as before this upcoming season. Ivory has had an average career with his best season in 2015 with the New York Jets. It will most likely be the best season of his career.
With Leonard Fournette as the starter and T.J. Yeldon still young having room to grow, this may limit Ivory’s playing time. Now that we see what Grant is capable of, Ivory may be in danger of not even being on the team. Ivory is older than all three running backs and has most likely peaked.
I believe that Ivory will be on the Jaguars for at least one more season, but if he can’t perform well this preseason and Grant keeps his momentum going, we could see Ivory on the free agent market. Expect to see Ivory on the roster, but keep an eye out for Grant as he could keep surprising us.