Leonard Fournette will not be activated for Sunday’s game

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The Buccaneers may have a challenge getting their run game going against the Eagles on Sunday.

According to Jenna Laine of ESPN, running back Leonard Fournette will not be activated off injured reserve to play in the Wild Card matchup.

Head coach Bruce Arians had said on Friday that Fournette would be a game-time decision for the contest. But now the running back is not going to be available.

However, Laine also reports running back Giovani Bernard and linebacker Lavonte David will be activated for the game. Bernard largely served as Tampa Bay’s third-down back this season, recording 123 yards and three touchdowns on 23 receptions. He also had eight carries for 58 yards.

The Bucs also won’t have Ronald Jones on Sunday, as he’s out with an ankle injury.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn and Le’Veon Bell are the other running backs on Tampa Bay’s roster.

13 responses to “Leonard Fournette will not be activated for Sunday’s game

  1. How are the Wideouts doing in TB? If Mike Evan’s isn’t healthy, this could be a shocker win for Philli. Missing a lot of pieces at the end, but it is Tom. Go Blue!

  2. no worries, when there is a tom brady out there, the refs are there even if leonard wont be…..twenty years of this, we are used to it by now.

  3. ‘no worries, when there is a tom brady out there, the refs are there even if leonard wont be…..twenty years of this, we are used to it by now’

    Don’t you just love it when people think that everything they don’t accomplish is someone else’s fault.

  4. JPP is playing with a torn rotator cuff in his final season. David is active but still very limited according to reports this week.

  5. no worries, when there is a tom brady out there, the refs are there even if leonard wont be…..twenty years of this, we are used to it by now.
    ————-

    All I see here is 20 years of tears.

  6. They got a deal in place for Bowles to become the next Head Coach. JPP wants a Bucs and a Giants helmet at his press conference to announce his retirement, he’s earned that right but Licht will make the final decision. The 2 teams could simulcast with different background logos if they agree.

  7. Fournette was always fat and hurt in Jacksonville. Looks like is rearing its ugly head once again

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