Bucs Free Agent RB Visiting Patriots

Shockingly, there has barely been a whisper in regards to the free company of Bucs operating again Leonard Fournette. Billed by many as the highest accessible operating again in 2022 free company, that is the primary report of Fournette speaking with a crew. Virtually each different prime accessible operating again has signed with a crew this offseason. Fournette could possibly be subsequent in line, even when it has been a for much longer wait than we anticipated.

Like final offseason, Fournette hasn’t discovered the market he hoped for in free company. On Friday, Fournette tweeted that he believed he was on the extent of a prime 5 again. He didn’t particularly say he must be paid like one, however the inference was clear that he’s holding off on signing anyplace, in search of the highest pay day. That’s unlikely to come back in Tampa Bay. The Bucs are lukewarm about bringing Fournette again, particularly on the fee he needs.

The 27-year outdated has generated New England’s curiosity earlier than, together with previous to each signings with the Bucs. Fournette suits the large, bell-cow again that head coach Invoice Belichick has at all times coveted, however worth shall be vital. Proper now, New England has 4 operating backs that they like on the roster. Damien Harris is the crew’s characteristic again, however Rhamondre Stevenson flashed lots as a rookie. And the crew re-signed James White to deal with third downs. Additionally, the Patriots signed Ty Montgomery a number of days in the past, and J.J. Taylor impressed in yr two. So it stays to be seen the place Fournette would slot in.

I can’t think about Fournette would get a lot cash to be a rotational again in New England. It additionally could be a curious profession transfer for him. Final yr was the most full season of Fournette’s profession. He was common as a rusher, however improved considerably in receiving and move safety. Going from that to a particularly sheltered position in New England could be a giant change. We’ll see the place free company takes him over the subsequent couple days.


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