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Chris Ivory vying for Jets starting job

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05:33 PM ET 05.23 | As one prominent Jets defender learned the hard way Wednesday, appearances can be deceiving. Chris Ivory might have the build of a power back, but the recent Gang Green trade acquisition made veteran linebacker David Harris look foolish for thinking of him that way Wednesday during an on-field workout. Showing why the Jets are so excited about the draft-day deal that brought him from the Saints, the 6-foot, 220-pound Ivory caught a pass in the flat and spun Harris like a top with some exceptionally pretty footwork that hadn???t been in the pre-trade scouting report. ???That was one of those ???feel-type??? plays that you get from being in the league for a while,??? Ivory said afterward with a smile. ???I could feel him and was able to make something happen.???

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Ivory runs with the ball before kickoff, Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports Ivory runs with the ball before kickoff, Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
May 23, 2013  06:45 PM ET

big deal,... He beat a Jets Linebacker...in practice...without pads...

May 23, 2013  07:05 PM ET

I'm happy when any Saints running back gets to actually run the football somewhere else to see how good they are or aren't.

May 23, 2013  07:24 PM ET

Isn't that like fourth string anywhere else?

May 23, 2013  07:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Isn't that like fourth string anywhere else?

Ha! Can he throw the ball, cause....

May 23, 2013  08:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Ha! Can he throw the ball, cause....

Well, 'cause you beat me to it.

May 23, 2013  09:59 PM ET

All kidding aside, I've always liked this kid and I genuinely feel bad for him that he's playing for that team at this time. It just seems like a place where careers go to die for the next few years. The Jets fans should stage a coup d'etat.

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May 24, 2013  12:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I might have misunderstood your comment. Perhaps you meant that individual careers went there to die for the next few years.

I meant that, were I a player in the NFL, I would resist any effort to make me a Jet because it would be a waste of those years of my career. Most players only get a few years in the league. So I'm saying the current state of the Jets is "career sucking black hole". The "next few years" just means until Ryan's gone and his mess has been swept up as much as possible.

 
May 24, 2013  07:54 AM ET

More chance to shine as an individual with the Jets, but much less team glory. Either way, I don't expect much out of him.

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