Rams’ Jalen Ramsey shows support to Jaguars’ Leonard Fournette after release
The Jacksonville Jaguars released Leonard Fournette on Monday after three up-and-down seasons. Another former Jaguars star, Jalen Ramsey, had strong words of support for the newly unemployed tailback, who shared a locker room with Ramsey for two-plus seasons.
I know whoever gets my lil brudda @_fournette is gettin a dawg & a great man!! I’m happy you free brudda, you know you’re valuable to this game don’t ever doubt it!!.. I’ll refrain from saying what else I wanna say.
It’s all God tho 🙏🏾
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) August 31, 2020
“At the end of the day, we feel … the skill sets of the guys that we have [can replace Fournette], and really that’s what led to the decision,” Marrone explained after Fournette’s release.
“My question was, can we get any value? And we couldn’t get any,” Marrone added. “So, fifth-[rounder], sixth-[rounder] — we couldn’t get anything.”
If Leonard Fournette clears waivers, the 25-year old would become a free agent. He is due $4.17 million in salary this season if a team claims him.
Leonard Fournette released a statement expressing his gratitude to the Jaguars, the fans, and the city of Jacksonville.
I want to thank the city of Jacksonville and all of the fans for embracing me the past 3 seasons. We have been through some ups and downs but y’all have had my back through it all. You have my deepest respect and appreciation. I would like to thank the Jaguars organization for giving me the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream of playing in the NFL. To all of my brothers in the locker room from 2017 until today, y’all are family for life.
A number of teams, including some contenders, are expected to be interested Leonard Fournette, a fourth-year back who has a great deal to prove in the NFL.