Jags RB Leonard Fournette benched for Sunday's game

Sheri Evans
November 6, 2017

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back Leonard Fournette was surprisingly ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after violating a team rule, coach Doug Marrone announced Sunday morning.

The Jaguars won Sunday's game 23-7.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars benched Leonard Fournette for Week 9 for a violation of a team rule. Chris Ivory led the way with 20 carries for 69 yards. He missed Jacksonville's last game, two weeks ago at Indianapolis, because of a sprained right ankle, but he practiced all week and had been scheduled to return against the Bengals. It's likely Green's frustrations mounted due to that and/or his lack of production - one catch on six yards before getting tossed - more than the small push by Ramsey that seemed innocent enough. Linder had been out the last three games with an illness with Shatley starting at center in his place. The Jaguars converted 12 of 18 third downs. Dalton only finished 10 of 18 passing for 136 yards in the game. Jacksonville out-gained the Bengals 249-117 and possessed the ball for 21:27 in the first half. They could have made it worse after reaching the Cincinnati 1 but took a knee on fourth down with 33 seconds remaining.

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