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No runner back Fournette for Jaguars vs. Cowboys this week

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday.


Devdiscourse News Desk United States
Updated: 11-10-2018 05:38 IST
No runner back Fournette for Jaguars vs. Cowboys this week

Jamaal Charles, signed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, could fight his way into the game plan with a good showing this week. T.J. Yeldon will start for Jacksonville. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys, head coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday.

Jamaal Charles, signed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, could fight his way into the game plan with a good showing this week. T.J. Yeldon will start for Jacksonville.

The absence was expected after Fournette aggravated his hamstring injury in Week 4 against the New York Jets. He initially left the season opener against the New York Giants with the injury, missed two games and returned to face the Jets before bowing out yet again and missing Sunday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Fournette has yet to finish a game this season. He has 20 carries for 71 yards (3.6 average) and four grabs for 19 yards with no touchdowns through parts of two games.

The Jaguars' depth at running back took a hit Sunday when Corey Grant went down with a Lisfranc foot injury that landed him on injured reserve. Grant has just 13 carries for 40 yards this season, but he also has nine catches for 67 yards and is a core member of the special teams.

Jacksonville has leaned heavily on Yeldon, who has 258 yards on 59 carries (4.4 average) and a touchdown along with 22 catches for 194 yards and three scores. That included an eight-catch, 69-yard day with a receiving touchdown at Kansas City.

The Jaguars also signed rookie seventh-round running back David Williams off the Denver Broncos' practice squad on Tuesday.

--Field Level Media

(With inputs from agencies.)

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