The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have reached a settlement with former Jacksonville Jaguars working once more Leonard Fournette.
League sources suggested ESPN and NFL Media that Fournette’s deal is for one yr and worth up to $3.5 million. The star tailback confirmed the deal on social media Wednesday night.
The Jaguars surprisingly waived Fournette, who was the No. 4 common select inside the 2017 NFL Draft, on Monday after three seasons. Jacksonville declined to select up his fifth-year chance in May and unsuccessfully tried to commerce him sooner than ultimately opting to launch him.
Fournette, 25, had his most interesting season in 2019, dashing for a career-high 1,152 yards and catching 76 passes for 522 receiving yards with three entire touchdowns.
He joins a crowded backfield in Tampa Bay that options six-time Pro Bowler LeSean McCoy, projected starter Ronald Jones and third-down once more Dare Ogunbowale. The Buccaneers moreover selected Ke’Shawn Vaughn inside the third spherical of this yr’s draft and Raymond Calais inside the seventh spherical.
In 36 skilled video games with the Jaguars, Fournette rushed for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns on 666 carries. He added 134 receptions for 1,009 yards and two receiving scores.