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Jaguars waive Leonard Fournette after three seasons 2020

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Jaguars waive Leonard Fournette after three seasons. ALWAYS BEEN A FOURNETTE FAN THE LESSON IN THIS TO ALL YOUNG PLAYERS – FOOTBALL…GREAT GAME & A HARD BUSINESS – 4th PLAYER PICKED TO RISING STAR THEN CUT IN 3 YEARS – PLAYING IN NFL IS A PRIVILEGE NOT A RIGHT – HANDLE YOUR bidness! ⁦@SkySportsNFL.

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@Jaguars How is it out of everybody we still have the same garbage front office that’s been nothing but trash for the past handful of years..SMFH 🤬

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After three seasons, the Jacksonville Jaguars waive former first-round pick Leonard Fournette.

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ coach on trying to trade Leonard Fournette, the 4th overall pick in 2017 draft (ahead of Mahomes & DeShaun Watson): “My question was, ‘Can we get any value?’ And we couldn’t get any. Fifth, sixth, we couldn’t get anything.”

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have jettisoned another big-name player. NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported that the Jags waived running back Leonard Fournette, per a source informed of the decision. The team later confirmed the move. The former No. 4 overall pick in 2017 was selected to be the centerpiece of the Jags’ ground-and-pound vision, as seen by former VP Tom Coughlin. While Fournette had fine counting stats, his efficiency never lived up to the draft status.”Really just trying to take the team and put the best team together from what we’ve seen in our practices so, at the end of the day, I just felt that was the best decision for us as a team,” coach Doug Marrone told reporters on why the decision was made so close to the season opener. ”I think it gives us the best opportunity with the skillsets that we have with the other players in there, I just thought that was the best for the team and doing it now. We exhausted all trade opportunities; we weren’t able to get anything there so I just felt that now we can work on the team and the plan and get ourselves ready for the season.”The Jags had been attempting to trade Fournette for months but found no takers. Marrone explained his trade interest was essentially nonexistent.”My question was, ‘Can we get any value?’ And we couldn’t get any. Fifth, sixth, we couldn’t get anything,” he said. In 2019, Fournette rushed for 1,152 yards on 265 carries with three TDs, averaging a career-best 4.3 yards per carry in 15 games. In his three seasons in Jacksonville, the 25-year-old compiled 2,631 yards and 17 TDs on 666 attempts, for a 4.0 yards-per-carry average. His tenure in Jacksonville was a rocky one, from run-ins with management to ineffective play. In 2018, the team suspended the running back for one game following a fistfight with Bills defender Shaq Lawson. The Jags had previously declined Fournette’s fifth-year option. He was set to make $4.167 million in base salary. He’s subject to waivers after being cut by Jacksonville. The move comes a day after the Jaguars traded star pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue to Minnesota. The defensive end had pushed hard to get out of Jacksonville for months. Fournette didn’t appear to be in the Jags’ long-term plans, but it’s still somewhat of a surprise for the team to cut ties with a year left on his contract. Marrone and his staff apparently are confident in the young stable, which includes 2019 fifth-round pick Ryquell Armstead, former Saint Devine Ozibo, and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden favorite Chris Thompson as a pass-catcher. Expect a committee backfield out of Jacksonville after jettisoning Fournette. Fournette is a two-down bruiser who didn’t bring a ton to the passing-game in Jacksonville. He’ll land elsewhere in what should be a committee backfield. Whether someone snags him off waivers and picks up the entire final year of his deal will be the interesting part.

 

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Jaguars have waived running back Leonard Fournette, the team announced Monday.

The move ends a tumultuous three-year run in which Fournette rushed for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns. The Jaguars didn’t pick up his fifth-year option during the offseason and actively pursued a trade without receiving any serious offers.

Fournette thanked the Jaguars and their fans in a tweet, writing “We have been through some up and downs but y’all have had my back through it all. You have my deepest respect and appreciation.”
Coach Doug Marrone said the move was strictly related to what he has seen on the field from Fournette during training camp and was not about any issues in the locker room. Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft, was suspended once by the Jaguars and deactivated for another game as a rookie, and he drew the ire of management for his attitude and behavior.

“At the end of the day, we feel … the skill sets of the guys that we have [can replace Fournette], and really that’s what led to the decision,” Marrone said. “And it’s been something that we’ve done it with every single position we’ve been looking at. We’ve done cutups, we’ve done tapes, we’ve gone back, we’ve looked at everything, what we’ve tried to get done. So it’s not just the running back position; it’s all positions.

“And I wanted to make sure we had the best look of, hey, what’s going on right now? That’s the best indication of what we’re going to be able to get when we start this season, and I just feel that was the best — is what’s best for our team.”
Marrone said the Jaguars tried to trade Fournette but couldn’t find any takers.

“My question was, can we get any value? And we couldn’t get any,” Marrone said. “So, fifth-[rounder], sixth-[rounder] — we couldn’t get anything.”