Feb 7, 2021; Tampa, FL, USA;  Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the fourth quarter in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium.  Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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RB Leonard Fournette officially re-signs with Buccaneers

Running back Leonard Fournette re-signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the team announced Wednesday.

The Buccaneers did not divulge the terms of the contract for Fournette, however NFL Network previously reported that it was a one-year deal worth $3.25 million. Incentives could push that total to $4 million, per the report.

Fournette, 26, totaled four touchdowns in four postseason games, including one in Tampa Bay’s 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV. He had a franchise-best 448 scrimmage yards in the playoffs and led the team in rushing yards (300), rushing touchdowns (three), scrimmage touchdowns (four) and receptions (18).

“Leonard’s playoff performance was nothing short of spectacular and was the fruition of him really buying into what we were trying to accomplish as a team last year,” general manager Jason Licht said. “Lenny’s versatility and toughness make him a very dynamic player in our offense and bringing him back adds another valuable asset at the running back position to help in our pursuit of another championship.”

Fournette signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Buccaneers on Sept. 2, 2020, just days after he was waived by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

He had a career-worst regular season in 2020, finishing with just 600 yards from scrimmage and six touchdowns in 13 games.

The Jaguars selected Fournette with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. In 49 career games (39 starts), he has run for 2,998 yards with 23 touchdowns. He also has caught 170 passes for 1,242 yards and two touchdowns.

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