Tampa Bay Buccaneers bring back RB Leonard Fournette on one-year deal

By Field Level Media
Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Bashaud Breeland (21) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Running back Leonard Fournette is returning to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on a one-year contract, NFL Network reported Friday.

The deal is for $3.25 million, but incentives could push it to $4 million, per the network.

Fournette signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Buccaneers on Sept. 2, 2020, just days after he was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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He had a career-worst regular season in 2020, finishing with just 600 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns in 13 games but made his impact in the Buccaneers’ playoff run.

Fournette totaled four touchdowns in four postseason games, including one in Tampa Bay’s 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.

The Jaguars selected Fournette, now 26, with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 49 career games (39 starts), he has run for 2,998 yards with 23 touchdowns. He also has caught 170 passes for 1,242 yards and two touchdowns.

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–Field Level Media