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Bucs re-sign running back Leonard Fournette

Talks of 'Lombardi Lenny's' return ramped up after Tom Brady announced he was returning to the NFL for his 23rd season.

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have have announced that running back Leonard Fournette will be returning to the team next season. 

The deal is for a three-year, $21 million contract, sources told NFL Insider Ian Rapoport. The deal includes $11 million guaranteed, and could reach $24 million with incentives, ESPN reports.

Talks of "Lombardi Lenny's" return ramped up after Tom Brady announced last week he was coming out of his short-lived retirement to play his 23rd NFL season with the Bucs. Though, according to the NFL, the 27-year-old running back visited the New England Patriots on Monday.

After getting cut by Jacksonville ahead of the 2020 season, Fournette landed in Tampa for the Bucs' Super Bowl run. Last season, he rushed for 812 yards and scored eight TDs on 180 carries. 

The running back also connected with Brady in 69 passes for 454 yards, according to the NFL.

 

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