Statement from Head Coach Doug Marrone: https://t.co/namnBVjBXd— #Sacksonville (@Jaguars) November 5, 2017
This will be the second consecutive game the Jaguars rookie will have missed this season, though his first missed game against the Indianapolis Colts prior to the bye week two weeks ago was due to an injury, this will be unrelated to that as Fournette practiced in full all week leading up to the game.
Fournette doesn’t have a history of trouble off the field or violating team rules, that we know of, but obviously head coach Doug Marrone thought it was enough of an issue to warrant making the star rookie inactive for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.
Without Fournette, the Jaguars will likely have another hefty dose of Chris Ivory and T.J. Yeldon out of the backfield.
Marrone also seemed to indicate he would not publicly state what the team rule violation was.
Update: Per Jay Glazer, there were multiple reasons.
Per @JayGlazer Fournette missed a photo, missed a workout and missed treatment.— Harry Montana (@AlfieBCC) November 5, 2017
That’s three strikes right there, so it’s not surprising the team felt the need to do something about it.