dangolka (CBS) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are releasing operating again Leonard Fournette, simply three years after drafting him with the fourth general choose.
The Jags nonetheless have till Four p.m. Monday to discover a commerce associate for the operating again earlier than he’s formally waived, however groups will seemingly wait till he’d solely price cash and never some future draft capital. Fournette is due $4.167 million for the 2020 season, all of which is assured.
In accordance with CBS Sports activities’ Jason La Canfora, the New England Patriots may very well be one of many groups attention-grabbing in signing Fournette when he hits waivers. New England at present has Sony Michel, James White, Rex Burkhead, Damien Harris, Lamar Miller and undrafted rookie J.J. Taylor at operating again. Miller made his apply debut on Monday after beginning his Patriots profession on PUP. Michel additionally began camp on PUP, however returned to apply final week.
Invoice Belichick does like so as to add troubled operating backs with excessive upside to the roster, and Fournette definitely suits that invoice. He ran for two,631 yards and 17 touchdowns in his three seasons with the Jaguars, however usually clashed with the teaching employees for numerous causes and battled a slew of accidents.
He could by no means be the No. 1 again the Jaguars hoped they had been getting once they drafted him, however on the best crew, Fournette might nonetheless do some harm out of the backfield.