Welcome to the National Football League Leonard Fournette.
During his storied career at LSU, the bruising running back made a name for himself for his punishing trucking of defenders.
It won’t be as easy to do that in the National Football League and the Jacksonville Jaguars running back experienced this reality first hand during practice on Friday.
The welcoming committee? Defensive tackle Sheldon Day.
— Gary Criswell ✖ (@GaryCriswell) August 4, 2017
Forunette has made an impression in camp, despite being on the receiving end of that brutal hit.
Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew has this to say:
“My concerns were the Jags offensive line creating seams for him – he’s not a guy that’s going to create holes [himself]. He’s not a LeSean McCoy or Le’Veon Bell [type of runner], who are shifty. He’s more of a downhill, one-cut runner and you need creases for that.
Bills’ Matt Milano Out for Season
Milano, 24, was a standout for the Bills’ defense during their upset victory over the Minnesota Vikings which earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.
Milano’s spot on the roster is likely to be filled by Deon Lacey.
Raiders Fire Reggie McKenzie
The Oakland Raiders have fired general manager Reggie McKenzie, according to NFL Network insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.
Raiders head coach Jon Gruden dodged questions regarding McKenzie’s job status following Sunday’s game;
“I don’t have any comment on that,” Gruden said, according to Michael Gehlken of the Review-Journal. “We’re going to build this team back. I know that. We’re going to bring the Raiders back.”
Raiders’ Jon Feliciano Done For Season
The Oakland Raiders will be without left guard Jon Feliciano who suffered a calk injury that will likely shut him down for the remainder of the season, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Michael Gehlken.
Feliciano suffered the injury during Oakland’s surprise win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Feliciano, 26, is scheduled to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and is a strong candidate to be re-signed by the rebuilding Raiders.
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