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I was upset when the Jets cut sixth-round pick RB Terrance Ganaway after the preseason. The possibility of injuries to a backfield over the course of an NFL season practically forces a team to have three serviceable backs on its active roster.
The Jets have Shonn Greene, Bilal Powell and, lastly, Joe McKnight, who contributes more on special teams than he ever will as a lead back.
Heading into a pivotal matchup Sunday against the Patriots, the Jets may be without backup running back Powell and third-stringer McKnight.
Against the Colts, Powell suffered a separated shoulder and McKnight fell victim to a high-ankle injury. This could result in fourth-string back Jonathan Grimes getting reps on Sunday.
Chris Ivory has been inactive for most of the 2012 season, stuck behind Pierre Thomas, Darren Sproles and Mark Ingram on the Saints depth chart.
He is just two years removed from being the team's leading rusher and averaged 4.7 yards per carry on 79 attempts last season for New Orleans.
The acquisition of Ivory would not only be a short-term fix. He could battle Powell for the second-string spot upon his return.