Report: Bucs a “serious suitor” for Leonard Fournette

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Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said on Monday that the team would “wait and see” about a potential pursuit of former Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette so that they could “see where he fits.”

Fournette is now a free agent after clearing waivers Tuesday and the Bucs are reportedly done waiting around. Albert Breer of reports that the team has emerged as a “serious suitor” for Fournette.

Nothing’s done, so there’s still time for others to pitch themselves to the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. There was a report of Patriots interest earlier on Wednesday, but no other teams have been linked to a Fournette chase at this point.

Ronald Jones, LeSean McCoy, Dare Ogunbowale, third-round pick Ke'Shawn Vaughn and seventh-round pick Raymond Calais are the current running backs in Tampa. Adding Fournette would be bad news for at least one of those backs with Saturday’s cut to 53 players coming.

6 responses to “Report: Bucs a “serious suitor” for Leonard Fournette

  1. Depends on how much he wants$. The 7th rounder gets cut if they make a deal with him.

  2. I could see that working out nicely… I’m sure Fournette is poised to show the rest of the League that hes not a cancer and the Bucs could use his services this season. No doubt

  3. There’s about 10-15 teams at least that this guy would be an upgrade over there current starter

  4. If for no other reason that help with pass protection. IIRC the rest of those guys are all part smurf.

  5. The Bucs are straight up buying a ring. Good for them, they’ve been at the bottom of the pile for a long time.

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