On Monday, it was reported that Buccaneers coaches were unhappy with Leonard Fournette, who was weighing close to 260 lbs during mandatory minicamp.
“Coaches were not happy, and that’s an understatement when Fournette didn’t participate in the OTAs, but then he shows up at the mandatory minicamp weighing damn near 260,” Rick Stroud said (first transcribed by BucsWire). “And that’s not a good sign for a guy that you’ve just spent a three-year contract on.”
After being roasted on social media over the weight gain rumor, Fournette denied that report on Twitter and said he weighed 245 during that time.
“No, I weighed 245 y’all say anything,” Fournette tweeted.
The 27-year-old inked a three-year, $21 million deal with Tampa Bay this offseason.
Fournette is officially listed at 228 pounds on the Buccaneers website, which means he’s possibly 30 pounds over his playing weight.
In his 14 games this past season, he rushed for 812 yards and eight touchdowns while also catching 69 passes for 454 yards and two scores.