Report: Jaguars, Fournette meet to clear the air, move forward

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Running back Leonard Fournette is expected back with the Jaguars.

The Jaguars recently met with the running back to “clear the air and move forward together for 2019,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

The meeting with executive vice president Tom Coughlin and other team brass went well, per Rapoport, and “things are headed in the right direction.”

Coughlin called out Fournette and running back T.J. Yeldon in a statement after the Week 17 loss to the Texans. The team later voided the guarantees in Fournette’s contract for leaving the bench to join a fight during a game against the Bills in Week 12.

With the guarantees gone, the Jaguars could cut Fournette with no financial repercussions. It appears, though, that they want to mend fences and keep the running back, hoping for more production in 2019.

Fournette, a first-round pick in 2017, appeared in only eight games and gained 624 yards and scored six total touchdowns on 155 touches.

8 responses to “Report: Jaguars, Fournette meet to clear the air, move forward

  1. Fournette is on a cheap rookie contract and there is no reason to cut him. Jaguars voided the guarantees because he acted like an idiot.

    If Fournette hits the open market, he’d easily make the second tier RB salary (Jerick McKinnon, LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, etc) between $6m-$8m.

  2. These teams never learn. They think toxic players will change. This will end badly as will the Tampa situation with Jameis Winston. Can’t build a winning culture with toxic players.

  3. Can’t build a winning culture around toxic players. Tampa trying to do the same with Winston. Flush both and start over.

  4. S-E-C!
    S-E—-C?
    It’s amazing how so MANY of these “can’t miss” SEC “studs” are busts at the pro level.
    But the SEC is the best at producing pro players….isn’t it? ESPN says so.
    But is it really? No.

  5. maybe not.
    Does a guy averaging 3.3YPC who misses games due to injury get paid 4.24MM?
    He will probably get signed to a 2-3 year deal if cut after 2019. But it won’t be for 6MM/year

    >>akira1971 says:
    January 10, 2019 at 3:21 pm
    Fournette is on a cheap rookie contract and there is no reason to cut him. Jaguars voided the guarantees because he acted like an idiot.

    If Fournette hits the open market, he’d easily make the second tier RB salary (Jerick McKinnon, LeSean McCoy, Lamar Miller, etc) between $6m-$8m.

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