Saints RB Ivory Hopes He Earned More Action

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Chris Ivory doesn’t know why he didn’t get his first chance to carry the ball until the eighth game of the season.

The Saints running back figured the best thing he could do during the first seven weeks of the season was simply stay sharp and focused.

It paid off when he had 10 carries for 48 yards — nearly 5 yards a carry — including a 22-yard touchdown in New Orleans 28-13 victory over Philadelphia on Monday night.

One reason Ivory saw more action last week was because Darren Sproles was out with a broken bone in his left hand. Sproles did not practice Wednesday and could be out again this week, but the Saints are deep at running back, with Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram also in the mix.

Source: Associated Press