The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Friday that they’ve released veteran RB Chris Ivory.
- The Jaguars also waived DB Jarrod Harper, RB I’Tavius Mathers and WR Larry Pinkard.
The expectation has been that Ivory was going to be a cap casualty this year after his production dipped last season due to the play of Leonard Fournette.
Ivory, 29, originally signed on with the Saints as an undrafted free agent back in 2010. He spent three years in New Orleans before he was traded to the Jets for a fourth-round pick.
Ivory signed a five-year, $32 million contract that included $10 million guaranteed with the Jaguars back in 2016. He was set to make base salaries of $5.5 million and $6.75 million over the final two years of the agreement.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Ivory will free up $3,687,500 of available cap space while creating $3.25 million in dead money.
In 2017, Ivory appeared in 14 games for the Jaguars and rushed for 382 yards on 112 carries (3.4 YPC) to go along with 21 receptions for 175 yards receiving and two total touchdowns.