RB Chris Ivory re-signs with Saints

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis says restricted
free agent running back Chris Ivory has signed his tender
offer.

The 6-foot, 222-pound Ivory joined the Saints as an undrafted
free agent out of Tiffin (Ohio) in 2010 and has run the ball 256
times for 1,307 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 5.1 yards per
carry.

During his rookie season, when injuries to Reggie Bush and
Pierre Thomas led to an increase in his playing time, Ivory carried
the ball 137 times for a team-leading 716 yards, and average of 5.2
yards per carry with five TD’s.

Last season, he played in only six games with two starts,
carrying 40 times for 217 yards and two touchdowns, including a
56-yard scoring run.

Ivory’s one-year tender is worth about $2 million.