QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
2 hours ago

Fournette (hamstring) is not expected to participate in Thursday's practice.

EDGE Analysis

After some encouraging news came Wednesday when head coach Doug Marrone said Fournette would attempt to practice Thursday, it looks like the tailback will be sidelined once again, putting his status for Sunday's game against the Texans in serious doubt. It's unclear whether or not Fournette suffered a setback or it was decided he just was not ready to make a return to practice, but all signs are pointing to him remaining on the sideline this weekend. Look for another update on Fournette to come later on Thursday, as the Jaguars may provide more clarity on why he didn't practice.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 day ago6 Comments

Fournette (hamstring) won't practice Wednesday, but coach Doug Marrone said the running back would attempt to take the field during Thursday's session, Andrew Siciliano of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Marrone said that Fournette's level of involvement in Thursday's practice would likely provide a clearer picture regarding the 23-year-old's outlook for Sunday's game against the Texans. While Fournette has been sidelined for all but two of the Jaguars' six games this season, T.J. Yeldon has acted as the team's lead back. If Fournette is ultimately cleared to play Week 7, it's likely that Yeldon would still retain a decent-sized role in the Jaguars' game plan since the team would presumably prefer to ease Fournette into the backfield mix.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 day ago

Fournette (hamstring) isn't expected to practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Doug Marrone had expressed optimism that Fournette would be able to shake off the hamstring injury and play Sunday against the Texans, but the running back's continued absence for the first practice of the week doesn't portend well for his eventual status. Fournette will have two more practice days to prove his condition has improved enough to play in Week 7, but T.J. Yeldon (foot/ankle) tentatively looks on track to head the Jacksonville backfield for at least one more game.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
3 days ago4 Comments

Coach Doug Marrone hopes Fournette (hamstring) will be available for Sunday's contest against the Texans, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is merely rehashing what Marrone told DiRocco on Friday: "There's a chance those guys'll [also cornerback D.J. Hayden] be able to play [Week 7]." Fournette has suited up just twice this season, averaging 3.6 YPC on his 20 rushes while gathering all four targets for 19 yards. In Fournette's stead this past Sunday at Dallas, T.J. Yeldon earned the most offensive snaps (31 of 48) among Jaguars running backs, with newcomer Jamaal Charles handling the remaining 17. The touches among the two were similarly distributed, with Yeldon getting 11 versus Charles' six.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
6 days ago1 Comment

Though Fournette (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, coach Doug Marrone relayed Friday that the running back has a chance to play next week against the Texans, ESPN's Michael DiRocco reports.

EDGE Analysis

While such an outcome is hardly a lock, Fournette was able to run on the side during Friday's light workout, so he's clearly trending in the right direction. There had been previous speculation that Fournette might be held out through the Jaguars' Week 9 bye, but if his hamstring responds well in the coming days, he could see action sooner. In the meantime, T.J. Yeldon is in line to head the team's backfield in Week 6, with Jamaal Charles and David Williams in reserve.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
6 days ago

Fournette (hamstring), who has already been ruled out for Week 6, was spotted at Friday's practice with a helmet, Michael DiRocco of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fournette's presence at Friday's practice does not change his status for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, but DiRocco does suggest it's a sign that Fournette could be able to practice in some fashion next week.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 week ago1 Comment

With Fournette (hamstring) having been ruled out for a fourth time in five games, coach Doug Marrone relayed Wednesday that T.J. Yeldon will continue to "carry the load" Sunday against the Cowboys, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, the Jaguars' backfield depth options have changed, with Corey Grant (foot) on IR and Brandon Wilds having been waived. Now slated to back Yeldon up in Week 6 -- and possibly beyond -- are former Pro Bowler Jamaal Charles and David Williams, who was signed off Denver's practice squad. With Fournette having been quickly ruled out in back-to-back weeks, there seems to be a solid chance that his absence will extend beyond this weekend. With that in mind, Florida Football Insiders.com suggests that the team may consider holding Fournette out through the end of month, which would enable the Jaguars to rest him through their Week 9 bye. While such a scenario remains speculative and the running back's outlook could well improve when he's evaluated again next week, it does seem logical that the Jaguars aren't inclined to rush Fournette back after seeing him suffer a setback in Week 4, on the heels of a two-game absence.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 week ago

Coach Doug Marrone announced that Fournette (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, John Reid of The Florida Times-Union reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's the second straight week that Marrone has ruled Fournette out four days in advance of the Jaguars' game. The timing of the announcement could suggest that Jacksonville is expecting Fournette to miss additional action beyond Sunday with the right hamstring strain, which he aggravated in his return from a two-game absence in the Week 3 loss to the Titans. With Fournette out of commission and Corey Grant (foot) out for the season, T.J. Yeldon is slated to serve as the Jaguars' clear lead back in Week 6, though the newly signed Jamaal Charles is also likely to have a role in Marrone's game plan.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 week ago

Fournette (hamstring) isn't expected to participate in Wednesday's practice, Daniel Popper of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's likely that Fournette will be a spectator at practice throughout the week or a limited participant at most after Ian Rapoport of NFL Network previously reported that the Jaguars intend to hold him out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys. After sitting out Weeks 2 and 3 with the same injury, Fournette logged just 24 offensive snaps in the Jaguars' Week 4 loss to the Titans before departing after aggravating the issue. At this point, it appears Jacksonville's main goal is to ensure Fournette is fully healthy before easing him back into game action, so T.J. Yeldon should be in store for a second start in a row out of the backfield this weekend.

QLeonard Fournette
RB JAC (9)
1 week ago

Fournette (hamstring) isn't expected to return for Week 6 against the Cowboys, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Fournette always seemed destined for a multi-game absence after he aggravated his persistent hamstring injury during a Week 4 win over the Jets. He already sat out Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Chiefs, with T.J. Yeldon dominating backfield work after Corey Grant (foot) suffered a season-ending Lisfranc injury. Fournette is likely to miss at least one more game, though the Jaguars will reevaluate him Wednesday to see if there's any possibility of a return for Sunday's matchup with the Cowboys, per ESPN.com's Michael DiRocco.