A person familiar with the situation says the Jacksonville Jaguars have notified running back Leonard Fournette that his suspension late last month voided the remaining guarantees in his four-year rookie contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Sunday night. The person said the Jaguars notified Fournette of the action weeks ago. Fournette could challenge the decision.
Fournette's future with the franchise has become increasingly uncertain, the story said, and his standing with the team reached a new level of unrest Sunday in the season finale at Houston. Fournette and fellow running back T.J. Yeldon spent most of the game on the bench, disengaged from teammates. Top executive Tom Coughlin ripped both players for being "disrespectful" and "selfish," adding that their behavior was "unbecoming of a professional football player."
JAX RB Leonard Fournette - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 at Houston Texans
In the win at Miami, last Sunday Leonard Fournette led the Jags with 18 carries but for only 43 yards. He was able to score the team’s lone offensive TD though and caught three passes for 28 yards. Due to a sore hamstring, he missed the October game versus Houston and will have a tough matchup versus a strong Texans run defense.