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Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette says he’s out against the Colts

Leonard Fournette, Jaguars

Though doubtful on the official injury report, Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette says he is out for Sunday’s season finale with the Indianapolis Colts due to the flu.

On Twitter, Fournette said, “Unfortunately I want be able to play tomorrow due to the flu I have, my brothers know I wish I can ball with them, hopefully I see some of them same faces on my team next year.”

Fournette mentioned that he hopes that he sees some of the same faces on his team next year. That is likely in response to rumors brewing of the Jaguars blowing it up while players are hinting at wanting to leave. Prize future free-agent pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoeu said on Instagram that Sunday will be his “victory lap,” in response to former Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey asking if it’s his last game with Jacksonville.

It appears as if Fournette’s third-year with the Jaguars ended prematurely. Despite so, he enjoyed a career-year in 2019, rushing for a career-high 1,152 yards. His 1,674 yards from scrimmage on the season are fifth-most in Jaguars franchise history.

Fournette entered the season with questions circulating around his durability and work ethic. He shut his critics up while playing 15 games on the season. Now, the former LSU star will have to watch the season finale on the sidelines.

Rookie Ryquell Armstead will likely get the start in place for Fournette. A Temple product, Armstead has 25 rushes for 75 yards on the season. Fellow rookie Devine Ozigbo could also be in line for an increased snap share.