Leonard Fournette Did Not Practice

September 30th, 2020

UPDATED 4:43 p.m. – Running back Leonard Fournette did not practice today because of a new ankle injury.

During his afternoon news conference, Bucco Bruce Arians did not share what happened to Fournette and when it occurred.

He joined receivers Scotty Miller (hip/groin and maybe more) and Chris Godwin (hamstring) on the shelf. Sean Murphy-Bunting was limited with a groin injury. Justin Watson (shoulder) returned in full force and Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) was limited.

With two games in the next eight days, Joe wonders whether Fournette will miss both, opening up a chance for rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn to get his first carries for the season. Arians said last week that Vaughn was practicing very well.

23 Responses to “Leonard Fournette Did Not Practice”

  1. Smashsquatch Says:

    I can’t figure out Fournette yet. He’s been inconsistent so far. I’m not yet convinced he’s better than Rojo, and that isn’t saying a lot. One of these guys better grab the bull by the horns before Vaughn steals the job.

  2. Buccfan37 Says:

    Happy with the Fournette-Jones two pronged running attack. Working out the kinks and this duo will work and play better together going forward.

  3. SB Says:

    I asked earlier Joe but you may not have seen it.
    Is there any updates on Justin Watson?

  4. Allbuccedup Says:

    Fournette has all the tools to be a great running back Rojo does not.

  5. Joe Says:


    Wrote about him this morning.

  6. Cainishere Says:

    Dual TE sets can really help us a lot right now. Gives us extra blocking and strong receivers in traffic. Let’s run the rookie WRs deep to draw away the DB and possibly fool some LB too, opening up underneath TEs. Just a plan that could work with this team.
    GO BUCS!!!

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    with no TC and PS, i kinda expect early bumps and bruises….

    GO BUCS!!!!!

  8. TOM Says:

    Smashsquath. Thanks for giving me a good laugh. I needed that.

  9. Goforthwface30 Says:

    “Before Vaughn steals the job.” Uh, that’s not gonna happen any time soon broski. And based on the observation of Joe and other bucs related websites – I hope it never happens

  10. Robert Says:

    Talented definitely Yes.
    BUT….. he’s either accident prone or
    All about himself…or both…..
    Great hands ….. for A RB is a plus…
    His time …… is short …. sad

  11. catcard202 Says:

    Practice reps aside…Unless he’s in a walking boot on SAT…I’d still expect Fournette to play against the LAC.

  12. Anonymous Says:

    Miller proves again he can’t stay healthy.

  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Leonard is bigger, has better vision, and is faster than RoJo. What don’t you see smashsquatch? What have you seen from Vaughn that assures you he is better than either of those guys, or even NFL quality? I’m not saying he’s not but dang that’s a crazy statement to make now given the available info.

  14. SOEbuc Says:

    I really don’t know how people think RoJo is a quality RB that will get 1,000+ yards. He has a nice couple ten to fifteen yard runs per game and that’s it. Constantly getting stopped at LOS. Would love to see Vaughn get some reps.

  15. Defense Rules Says:

    @Allbuccedup … “Fournette has all the tools to be a great running back Rojo does not.” Really don’t understand how you came to that conclusion. RoJo has a 3.9 YPC career average & Fournette has a 4.0 YPC career average. Both have similar receiving percentages (mid-70s). And both had the misfortune of running behind average-to-below-average OLines to this point in their careers.

    I think a better way of looking at the 2 of them is that they COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER quite well. The day of a team having just 1 beastly running back who gets 30 carries a game is over IMO. Solid RB tandems seems to be much preferred nowadays.

  16. Defense Rules Says:

    SOEbuc … I’d like to see Vaughn get some reps too. But since the Bucs only have 73 total runs in 3 games thus far (and 12 of those belong to Brady, Miller & McCoy), it’s hard to envision Vaughn getting in there unless someone gets hurt. Hopefully that doesn’t happen.

  17. REDZONE BA Fan Says:

    Super strange year for injuries across NFL. Good news is that Bucs are relatively loaded or strong across positions. Brady injury – is the key for Bucs. Recent report that Bosa has ankle issue to go along w/tricep issue. So Brady is likely ok for Chargers game, unless Bosa is superman and able to slam Brady into turf.

    Bucs Win -Should be a cakewalk win at home.

  18. mark2001 Says:

    At least no Covid, like they are facing in Minnesota and Tennessee…yet. And hopefully never.

  19. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    Running backs are notoriously injury prone. This is why we went have the depth we do.

  20. WhoCares Says:

    LF and LM are just here to groom RoJo and KSV.

    I would love to see the Bucs dominate with 2 guys in the back fiel that are 24 and yungry.

    Also, not sure if anyone noticed but the best QB in franchise history Doesn’t care who his weapons are. He just delivers W’s without having to suck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On the middle finger….. Dope!!!!!!!-!!!

  21. Buc1987 Says:

    mark2001 Says:

    “At least no Covid”

    I thought we’d have football to forget about all that BS for awhile…but good thing we have folks like yourself to bring it up here in a football related blog!

    Go Bucs!

  22. Danny C Says:

    We’re going to need both of those guys. The way injuries have been playing out, we definitely will need them both.

  23. ToesOnTheLine!!! Says:

    Now I’m glad the Bucs added quality depth at RB via FA and draft. In years past we have been so thin at depth at so many positions, at least this year we can say “next man up!” and not automatically have to hit other teams practice squads looking for a body to sign. Exaggeration, mostly, but it sure felt like that at times in years past.