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Jaguars cut former first round pick Leonard Fournette

Fournette exits Jacksonville fourth on their all-time rushing list.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars announced Monday morning that they released running back Leonard Fournette. Fournette was the fourth overall selection in the 2017 draft. In his career, he rushed 666 times for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns and caught 134 passes for 1009 yards and two touchdowns.

The Jaguars decided not to pick up his fifth year option and have tried to shop the back all year with no success.

Per ESPN News Services

“At the end of the day, I just felt that was the best decision for us as a team,” coach Doug Marrone told reporters. “I think it gives us the best opportunity, with the skill sets that we have with the other players in there, I just thought that that was the best for the team. We’ve exhausted all trade offers. We weren’t able to get anything there.”

The Jaguars will start their season at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday September 13.