On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers activated starting running back Leonard Fournette to the roster for Sunday’s playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams.
To make room on the roster, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers waived running back Le’Veon Bell.
Leonard Fournette advanced for 448 yards and four touchdowns in last year’s playoffs, earning him this year’s starting spot. Before his injury in Week 15, Leonard Fournette rushes for 812 yards and eight touchdowns.
Quarterback Tom Brady previously said: “Others have stepped up in his absence, but we’re happy to have him back. … I think everyone believes in him and knows he’s going to fight for the team.”
Right tackle Tristan Wirfs and center Ryan Jensen are both in doubt due to injuries, and Leonard Fournette’s screening ability is essential to face the likes of Los Angeles Rams Aaron Donald and Von Miller.