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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Saints enter playoffs thin at RB

By Pat Yasinskas

The New Orleans Saints, who have struggled with injuries in the offensive backfield all season, will be without leading rusher Chris Ivory in the playoffs.

The team announced Tuesday that Ivory has been placed on injured reserve. They filled his roster spot by signing DeShawn Wynn, who was with the team in training camp.

This leaves the Saints thin at running back and the status of Pierre Thomas for the playoffs is uncertain. Thomas missed much of the season with an ankle injury. He returned briefly, but missed the regular-season finale with lingering ankle problems.

The Saints also have Reggie Bush, who they’ve been easing back in slowly after he suffered a broken leg earlier in the year. Veteran Julius Jones also has gotten limited playing time.