Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette loses appeal, will sit out Colts game

NFL suspends Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette one game for fight with Bills

Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette has lost his appeal of a one-game suspension stemming from his scuffle Sunday with Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson, the NFL affirmed early Wednesday.

Fournette and Lawson were ejected from Buffalo’s 24-21 win after a scuffle late in the third quarter.

In Fournette’s absence, the Jaguars are expected to turn to Carlos Hyde and T.J. Yeldon  against the Colts as the Jaguars (3-8) try and snap a seven-game losing streak behind new starting quarterback Cody Kessler.

Fournette is eligible to return to the team Monday, ahead of the Jags’ Week 14 matchup against the Titans.

Sunday’s game will be the seventh Fournette has missed after previously being sidelined for six games over two stints with a nagging hamstring injury. 

Fournette, who ran for 1,040 yards as a rookie last season, has 314 rushing yards on 90 carries with four touchdowns in five games.

He carried the ball 18 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns against the Bills, his best performance of the season, before his ejection.