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NEW ORLEANS (AP) –The Saints may have plucked another exciting young running back from the ranks of the undrafted.
Rookie Chris Ivory turned a swing pass into a tackle-breaking, zigzagging, 76-yard score in New Orleans’ 36-21 preseason victory over the San Diego Chargers on Friday night.
Ivory’s 45 yards rushing and 76 yards receiving were the most of any player in the game. Essentially, he played like Pierre Thomas, who joined the Saints as an undrafted rookie in 2007.
Drew Brees set the tone for New Orleans (2-1) with 240 yards passing, including touchdowns to Devery Henderson and Robert Meachem. Philip Rivers led two touchdown drives for the Chargers (1-2).
His 167 yards passing included a 9-yard TD toss to Malcom Floyd.
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