Once Jags’ centerpiece, Fournette now at career crossroads


FILE – In this Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 file photo,Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette runs with the ball during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif. The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from running back Leonard Fournette, Monday, April 20, 2020. A person familiar with the decision says the Jaguars are actively looking to trade the fourth overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t made its plans public.(AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron, File)

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Leonard Fournette used to be considered a building block in Jacksonville.

Then he ended up on the trading block.

Now, the bruising running back is entering the final year of his rookie contract and facing an uncertain future with the franchise.

Fournette realizes his NFL career is at a crossroads.

He spent a good portion of his first media availability of training camp putting spin moves on talk about his play, his passion and his personality.

He says “I’m not a jerk. But when it comes to football and winning, I’m all in for that.”


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