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NFL Team Trying To Void Guarantees Of Former 1st-Round Pick

Leonard Fournette runs with the football against the New York Jets.

JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 30: Leonard Fournette #27 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs during the first half against the New York Jets at TIAA Bank Field on September 30, 2018 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

In the two years since the Jacksonville Jaguars drafted Leonard Fournette fourth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft, it would appear that the team is regretting the decision.

According to the Associated Press, the Jaguars are seeking to void the guarantees in Fournette's rookie contract following his team suspension earlier this season.

Per the report, Fournette is expected to make $7.1 million over the final two years of his four-year contract.

Through a combination of injuries and suspensions, Fournette has played just 21 games in his first two years.

According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the NFLPA will join Fournette in filing a grievance if the Jaguars proceed with voiding the guarantees.

In eight games in 2018, Fournette rushed for 439 yards and five touchdowns, but only had 3.3 yards per carry.

Yesterday, team executive Tom Coughlin heavily criticized Fournette and running back T.J. Yeldon for their inattentiveness during a loss to the Houston Texans.

“Their behavior was unbecoming of a professional football player,” Coughlin said in a statement.