Buccaneers star has plenty of time to address concerns from minicamp

Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports
Leonard Fournette, Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports /

Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette is weighing in a little bit more than he should at the start of minicamp, but the starter has plenty of time to address this before the start of the season.

Much like every other year and every other team in the NFL, the Buccaneers have a player that is looking a little overweight at the start of the summer or training camp.

It’s hard not to say how little anyone should worry about this.

Last year, the player was Tyler Johnson. This year, that player is Leonard Fournette.

According to Fournette, he is currently around ten pounds over where he would like to be by the start of training camp.

The good news is that he has around a month and a half to get this addressed. Does anyone really think that the multi-million dollar running back and Super Bowl champion is going to struggle with getting his body right before yet another season?

Anyone who does is probably looking at this through a slightly-pessimistic lens.

Fournette, for all intents and purposes, probably does more for the Bucs on the heavier side anyway.

Not that he will be 240 when he arrives to training camp even, but Tampa could still use a guy that is a bruiser between the tackles. Maybe the weight there could help Fournette take that next step running through the interior, although we would prefer the added weight to be muscle.

Regardless, fans should expect for Tampa’s starting running back to weighing in right at his goal by the start of camp. That’s just the type of player that Fournette is.

What someone weighs in minicamp is not a major indictment of what their time off was built around. Fournette will be fine come the start of the year, and the Bucs will be right back to building their run game under Todd Bowles and company.

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