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Leonard Fournette files contract grievance, per report

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Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has officially started proceedings to initiate a grievance to challenge the Jaguars voiding the remaining guarantees on his rookie contract, according to a report by Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

The Jaguars confirmed that they voided the remaining guarantees on his contract a few weeks ago after it was initially reported, which effectively meant that the team could move on from Fournette if they wanted to with minimal financial penalty. The basis for the voiding was due to Fournette’s one-game suspension following his ejection against the Buffalo Bills for fighting.

The Jaguars running back has had a disappointing start to his career, averaging under 4.0 yards per carry his rookie year, though he did have a nose for the endzone. For the 2018 season however, Fournette played in less than 30 percent of the Jaguars offensive snaps, mostly due to missing eight games due to a suspension and injuries. There has been growing belief as the season went on that the Jaguars have grown tired of Fournette’s attitude and work ethic, however Fournette met with Tom Coughlin recently to discuss the future moving forward together.