Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette — suspended by the NFL for one-game after a brawl Sunday with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson that led to Fournette’s ejection — plans to appeal in a hearing Tuesday before appeals officer James Thrash, according to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, who cited an unidentified source.
Jaguars’ RB Leonard Fournette’s appeal of his one-game suspension will be heard today by appeals officer James Thrash, per source. If appeal is unsuccessful, Fournette will miss Sunday’s game vs. the Colts.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 27, 2018
Jacksonville fell short against Buffalo, 24-21. It was the Jaguars’ sixth consecutive loss, and the streak would be more likely to grow to seven if Fournette can’t suit up this week against the Colts, who have won five straight.
Fournette, an LSU product, rushed for 1,040 yards in his rookie year last season. His second NFL season has been plagued by injuries, and it started with a tweaked hamstring he suffered in Week 1 in a 20-15 victory over the Giants.
The Jaguars (3-8) are a sinking ship. They fired their offensive coordinator (Nathaniel Hackett) and benched quarterback Blake Bortles on Monday, so they hope to have Fournette available to help against Indianapolis at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.