The Bills have signed veteran free agent RB Leonard Fournette to the practice squad, the team announced Tuesday.
Fournette, 28, is in his 7th season in the NFL with 4,478 career rushing yards and 34 TDs on 1,132 carries. He also has over 2,000 career receiving yards.
Through the first 8 weeks of the 2023 season, Fournette was a free agent and now joins the Bills after stops in Jacksonville and Tampa Bay. He will wear No. 5 with the Bills.
Fournette was drafted by the Jaguars 4th overall in the 2017 NFL Draft and played three seasons in Jacksonville before signing with the Buccaneers prior to the 2020 season. He played for the Bucs for three seasons.
Fournette had a memorable playoff run in the 2020 playoffs with Tampa Bay, racking up 300 yards rushing and 148 yards receiving with four total touchdowns in four playoff games. In Tampa's Super Bowl LV win over the Chiefs, Fournette had 135 total yards and a touchdown.
In 2022, Fournette had 1,191 scrimmage yards (668 rush, 523 receiving) and six touchdowns.
The addition of Fournette gives Buffalo additional RB depth as the second half of the season approaches. The Bills now have James Cook, Latavius Murray, Ty Johnson and Leonard Fournette in their RB room.
In a corresponding transaction, the team released DT Kendal Vickers.