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Chris Ivory to sign with Jaguars, per report

It was reported that the Jaguars were interested in adding another running back via free agency. That seems to be coming to fruition with an agreement with Chris Ivory.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly reached an agreement with former New York Jets free agent running back Chris Ivory, who will join the team when the new league calendar starts on Wednesday at 4pm EST.

A lot of people think the Jaguars need to add to their running back group and it's not an outrageous thought, given the current state of the Jaguars running backs. That's nothing against T.J. Yeldon, who I think is good and very capable, but adding in someone like Ivory is a solid move.

Ivory is also a good option on the goal line, an area the Jaguars really struggled with. He averaged 4.3 yards per carry in a more balanced Jets offense and added in seven touchdowns on the ground. Upgrading the running back group in free agency is a much better option than spending a draft pick doing so.