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Report: Buccaneers Bring Back Leonard Fournette on One-Year Deal

The Buccaneers have re-signed running back Leonard Fournette to a one-year deal worth $3.5 million with the possibility to make up to $4 million including incentives, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network

Fournette, 26, rushed for 367 yards and six touchdowns to go along with 36 receptions for 233 yards in 2020. 

He split his backfield postseason time with Ronald Jones II, recording 300 yards and three touchdowns on the ground over 64 carries. Fournette's playoff tally included an 89-yard, one-touchdown performance in the Buccaneers 31-9 victory against the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV

Fournette was selected as the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft by the Jaguars.

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He was released prior to the start of the 2020 season and the Bucs signed him ahead of Week 1 last year. He started the final three games of the regular season and remained the starter through the playoffs.

In addition to Fournette, Tampa Bay has brought back quarterback Tom Brady, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Chris Godwin, defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh and linebacker Lavonte David during free agency. 

Tampa Bay is the first team in the salary cap era (since 1994) to bring back all 22 starters from its Super Bowl victory, according to Elias Sports Bureau.