Seahawks can expect to see Julius Jones

The New Orleans Saints placed running back Pierre Thomas on injured reserve Wednesday.

Another running back, Chris Ivory, landed on injured reserve earlier in the week.

That pushes former Seattle running back Julius Jones up the depth chart for New Orleans heading into the Saints' wild-card game against Seattle at Qwest Field.

Jones is averaging 4.0 yards per carry with New Orleans this season, up from 2.5 with Seattle in 2009. But he lost a fumble at the Tampa Bay 4-yard line during the Saints' game against the Bucs in Week 17. He has 11 carries for 22 yards in his last five games.

Ivory had 23 carries for 99 yards against Seattle in Week 11. Reggie Bush returned from injury one week later. He has 36 carries and 34 receptions this season.