Free agent running back Leonard Fournette worked out for the New England Patriots on Wednesday, according to multiple reports
New England had been in the running to sign Fournette in free agency in 2021 before he opted to re-sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Rhamondre Stevenson, a fourth-round pick in 2021 and a 1,000-yard rusher last season, is under contract through 2024 and is the presumed starter at running back entering the 2023 season.
The Buccaneers are rebuilding their offense without Tom Brady and Fournette. Brady retired in February "for good" and Fournette was released on March 17 in a cap-related move with the Bucs pleased with the job Rachaad White did as the starter beginning in Week 10 last season.
Fournette had signed a three-year, $21 million contract with the Bucs in 2022. He rushed for 668 yards and three touchdowns and added 73 catches for 523 yards and three scores in 16 games (nine starts).
Fournette, 28, has rushed for 4,478 yards and 34 touchdowns and added 312 catches for 2,219 yards and seven TDs in 79 career games (61 starts) with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2017-19) and Buccaneers. He was selected by the Jaguars with the fourth overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft out of LSU.
--Field Level Media