LSU played four regular season games without Leonard Fournette in 2016 due to a nagging ankle injury, and he sat out the Citrus Bowl to allow more healing time before the NFL Draft.
"We were looking at the pitch count after yesterday, and we came in today and we felt like, 'Hey, let's just rest him.' So it was basically for rest", Marrone said.
According to coach Doug Marrone, the wide receiver was running a basic route when he stopped short and apparently hurt his right leg.
"It's a lot slower than I really thought", Fournette said after the Jaguars" 31-24 victory over the New England Patriots on Thursday. "I think he has to run a little bit with his pads lower at times". "I know they were touching around in the lower part of him, but [we're] really not going to get anything until the doctor sees him". Or he may fizzle out like many first-round backs that have not quite made it over the years. Fournette said the night was not hard. In fact, while many players say the speed of the game is hard to get used to in the NFL, Fournette thought the opposite was true after he carried nine times for 31 yards and a touchdown in a preseason win over the Patriots. Marrone said after practice Henne took the repetitions to rest starter Blake Bortles' arm. It's good to get the pads going, obviously in this type of atmosphere. I feel like we got great work in there. That's an average of 3.44 yards per carry. Last season, the Jaguars' eight rushing touchdowns were tied with Houston and Tampa Bay for the second fewest in the league.