Fournette a free agent
Running back Leonard Fournette is now a free agent after going unclaimed after the Jaguars waived him Monday.
Fournette’s representatives responded by formally filing a grievance against the Jaguars in an effort to recoup the $4.17 million in base salary he initially was guaranteed for this season.
The Jaguars voided all remaining guarantees in Fournette’s rookie deal late in 2018. They took the action after Fournette’s onegame suspension for fighting with Bills linebacker Shaq Lawson in November 2018.
Fournette, the fourth overall pick in the 2017 draft, ran for 1,152 yards and had 522 yards receiving last season, but the Jaguars said he had drawn little to no interest on the trade market.
Lions OT Decker gets contract extension
The agent for Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker said his client agreed to a six-year, $85 million contract extension that includes $37.5 million guaranteed.
Decker joined the Lions as a first-round draft pick out of Ohio State in 2016 and became their first rookie offensive tackle to start all 16 games since 2001. After an injury-plagued 2017 season, he started 31 of 32 games the last two seasons.
This and that
The Raiders put receiver Tyrell Williams on season-ending injured reserve with a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was hurt in practice last month and initially was going to try to play through it before deciding to have surgery.
Rams linebacker Travin Howard, a projected starter, will miss the upcoming season after tearing the meniscus in his left knee. Coach Sean McVay said Howard will need surgery to repair the injury.
The Browns said starting linebacker Mack Wilson won’t need surgery for his hyperextended left knee and is expected to play sometime this season.