The Buffalo Bills are eyeing one of Tom Brady’s old Tampa Bay allies to bolster their unit after Damien Harris suffered a painful injury. Running ability.
Insider Jordan Schultz revealed on Monday that Leonard Fournette plans to head to the Bills to fill the void of Harris, who suffered an apparent neck injury in Sunday’s 14-9 win over the visiting New York Giants Injured and currently recovering. He also noted that current free agents have a good chance of signing contracts after attracting interest from other teams.
Fournette, who won a Super Bowl with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has not played in a game since being waived at his request in the offseason, as he told the Tampa Bay Times As Rick Stroud explains:
“Winning is everything. That’s it. The last three years I was here, that’s all we did. But since my friend (Brady) left — that’s why I’m here — so I’m It’s time here.”
What should the Buffalo Bills expect from Damien Harris replacing Leonard Fournette?
As of this writing, Leonard Fournette has 1,132 carries for 4,478 yards and 34 touchdowns. According to Zach Bachar of Bleacher Report, his bruising style is a perfect fit for a team whose ground game has significantly degraded.
While James Cook is expected to remain the starter as he’s dynamic both rushing and receiving, the former Super Bowl champion could be the Bills’ short-yardage and red-zone option.
Damien Harris discharged from hospital
Speaking of Damien Harris, he has been released from the hospital and is currently recovering at home.
According to head coach Sean McDermott, the former New England Patriot “seems to be in good spirits” and is performing “as expected.”
Offensive Ken Dorsey also spoke Monday:
“Obviously, you feel very helpless out there and you worry about your players. Obviously, Damien is a great player for us and for humanity, so it’s hard to see something like this happen. So, you feel very Helpless, you want to be with them but their situation is difficult.”
The Bills travel to the New England Patriots on October 22, but Harris’ status for the game remains unknown.