Fournette sidelined for Sunday's game vs. Patriots

Running back still recovering from hamstring injury

By Cole Pepper - Sports anchor/reporter
Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

Leonard Fournette runs with the ball against Janoris Jenkins of the New York Giants in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jaguars report Leonard Fournette is out.

That was the major news for the Jaguars an hour and a half before kickoff of their 2018 regular-season opener against the New England Patriots Sunday.

Fournette, the Jaguars’ starting running back, was ruled out with a hamstring injury sustained in a Week 1 victory over the New York Giants last Sunday. Look for fourth-year veteran T.J. Yeldon to start in his place with Corey Grant and Brandon Wilds also active at running back.

The Jaguars signed Wilds from the practice squad Saturday. Fournette missed practice throughout the week, with Yeldon, Wilds and Grant all practicing in his place.

Also, defensive end Calais Campbell is expected to play against the Patriots. The Jaguars had announced him as questionable with a knee injury Sunday morning.


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