The Buffalo Bills appear set to activate running back Leonard Fournette from the team’s practice squad for their Week 16 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, per an anonymous sourced shared through NFL Network/NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport.
While Fournette’s name has become synonymous with playoff football, it appears that the Bills will see what he brings to the table now, in what’s essentially become an extension of the playoffs for One Bills Drive.
According to a tweet by Rapoport, Fournette will serve as “(d)epth behind standout James Cook.” The Bills signed the 28-year-old Fournette to their practice squad on October, 31, with plenty of those in Bills Mafia wondering when he’d finally get his opportunity on game day.
Source: The #Bills are elevating RB Leonard Fournette from the practice squad to play in tonight’s game against the #Chargers, as the player once dubbed Lombardi Lenny is set for his first action of the season. Depth behind standout James Cook. pic.twitter.com/YWuF1mo8gH— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 23, 2023
In six seasons divided evenly between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Fournette has 1,132 carries for 4,478 yards, with 34 rushing touchdowns and four fumbles; adding 312 receptions (on 388 targets) for 2,219 yards with seven touchdown receptions.
Fournette’s most productive seasons were early in his career with the Jaguars, but he continued his strong play with the Buccaneers and proved to be an integral piece for Tampa Bay during the playoffs.
Stay tuned to Buffalo Rumblings for the latest news ahead of Bills-Chargers, including Buffalo’s inactives list — which is made available 90 minutes prior to kickoff.