Leonard Fournette reportedly met with the Jaguars’ front office to clear the air after there was some speculation around the running back’s future with the franchise.
The meeting, which included executive vice president Tom Coughlin and “the rest of the team’s brass,” went well for both sides and things are headed in the right direction, NFL Network reported Thursday, adding, the two will move forward together for the 2019 season.
Sources: #Jaguars star RB Leonard Fournette met executive VP Tom Coughlin and the rest of the team’s brass to clear the air and move forward together for 2019, sources say. Sounds like it went well for both sides and things are headed in the right direction.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 10, 2019
Fournette was limited to just eight of the team’s 16 games this season due to injuries and a one-game suspension. The NFL suspended him after he was involved in an altercation with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson in Week 12.
Then, Coughlin expressed displeasure with Fournette and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon during the team’s Week 17 game against the Texans when the two were spotted on the sideline not paying attention during Jacksonville’s 20-3 loss.
“I am disappointed in the behavior today from T.J. Yeldon and Leonard Fournette,” Coughlin told reporters. “They were disrespectful, selfish and their behavior was unbecoming that of a professional football player.”
Fournette, drafted by Jacksonville with the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, rushed for 439 yards and five touchdowns this season. But he averaged only 3.3 yards per carry on 133 attempts. The Jaguars fell to a 5-11 record and finished at the bottom of the AFC South.