Pelissero: Buccaneers reportedly plan to release running back Leonard Fournette
What it means:
According to Tom Pelissero, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reportedly plan to release running back Leonard Fournette on March 15th. Despite signing a three-year contract last offseason, Fournette will become a free agent when the new league year starts next month. Expect Rachaad White to take over Tampa Bay's backfield while Fournette searches for starting role with other teams. On 262 touches last season, Fournette ranked 47th among runnings back with a 68.0 Pro Football Focus offensive rating while also accounting for 1,192 scrimmage yards, six total touchdowns, 15 forced missed tackles, and 2.31 yards after contact per attempt.