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Bills visit with free-agent running back Chris Ivory

The Buffalo Bills Monday had free-agent running back Chris Ivory in for a visit, The Buffalo News confirmed.

As first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, Ivory was at One Bills Drive and was planning to visit with other teams in the league.

The Jacksonville Jaguars released Ivory last week.

Ivory, who turns 30 in March, is known as a powerful, physical runner. In eight NFL seasons with three teams, he has rushed for 4,852 yards, averaging 4.4 yards per carry, and 28 touchdowns. He also has caught 94 passes for 743 yards and three TDs.

The 6-foot, 224-pound Ivory signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2010 as an undrafted free agent after playing three seasons at Washington State and one at Division II Tiffin (Ohio) University. In 2009, Ivory was dismissed from the Washington State team for violating team rules and transferred to Tiffin, were he played in only five games before suffering a season-ending knee injury.

After three seasons with the Saints, Ivory was traded to the New York Jets in 2013. He had his three most productive rushing seasons with them, gaining 833 yards in 2013, 821 in 2014 and a career-high 1,070 in 2015.

In 2016, Ivory signed as a free agent with the Jaguars.

The Bills have LeSean McCoy, who turns 30 in July, as their No. 1 back. The only other running backs they have with contracts not due to expire this year are Marcus Murphy and Aaron Green.

Mike Tolbert, Travaris Cadet and Taiwan Jones are due to become free agents next month.

On Monday, the Bills agreed to a one-year contract with free-agent cornerback Vontae Davis.

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