Normally throughout the weeks main as much as NFL coaching camp, there are studies about gamers being within the “best shape of their lives.” This is not a kind of studies. Quite the other.
According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers working again Leonard Fournette weighs near 260 kilos, practically 30 kilos greater than his taking part in weight throughout final season.
Fournette, who completed because the No. 6 working again in PPR codecs in 2021, didn’t report back to the workforce’s voluntary Organized Team Activities however when he arrived for minicamp, the Tampa Bay coaches had been “not happy” with the working again’s weight. Stroud additionally reported Fournette appeared to battle with the warmth and pointed to his physique as a potential trigger throughout the workforce’s coaching periods in June.
The 27-year-old rusher had one in all his finest seasons within the NFL final yr. He produced 1,266 yards from scrimmage, caught 69 passes and scored 10 touchdowns. This low season, he signed a 3 yr contract price $21 million.
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Fournette is presently ranked 19th on Sports Illustrated’s PPR cheat sheet and was just lately chosen by Michael Fabiano within the fourth spherical of SI Fantasy’s 12-team tremendous flex mock draft.
Other working backs on the Buccaneers depth chart embody 2022 third-round choose Rachaad White, Ke’Shawn Vaughn, and Giovani Bernard. Given the competitors (or lack thereof) within the Bucs backfield, Fournette is firmly cemented as Tampa Bay’s lead again and can stay one of many high targets for Tom Brady within the passing assault.
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