Jaguars waive Leonard Fournette

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Leonard Fournette

The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday morning they have waived running back Leonard Fournette.

Fournette, a New Orleans native who starred at St. Augustine High School before going on to a stellar career at LSU, was the Jaguars’ first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft.

In three years as the team’s featured back, he rushed for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 134 passes for 1,009 yards and two more scores. He is coming off a 2019 season in which he had career highs in both rushing yards (1,152) and receptions (76).

The surprising decision to waive Fournette comes just 24 hours after the Jags traded edge rusher Yannick Ngakoue to the Minnesota Vikings for a pair of draft picks.

Fournette is due to make $4.1 million in 2020. In May, Jacksonville declined the $8.4 million fifth-year option on his rookie contract.

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