The Patriots reportedly have interest in signing Leonard Fournette

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The New England Patriots could sign Leonard Fournette soon.

The Evil Empire will never die.

After Bill Belichick bided his time all offseason and still managed to get Cam Newton, the New England Patriots could be adding another useful piece that no one else wanted in Leonard Fournette.

According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, the Patriots have expressed interest in signing the former No. 4 overall pick after he was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars about 24 hours ago.

Of course the Patriots have interest in Leonard Fournette

Is anyone really surprised the Patriots have an interest in a running back who’s rushed for over 1,000 yards in two of his three seasons? This season is all about proving New England’s success over the years has had as much to do with Belichick’s system as it has with Tom Brady, so adding another offensive weapon like Fournette would be a great help.

Fournette’s relationship with Jacksonville’s front office had been rocky for awhile now, and though he was the Jaguars’ main offensive weapon over the last three seasons and rushed for over 1,100 yards last year, he was frequently suspended for conduct detrimental to the team and even benched during games.

If anyone can rein Fournette in and keep the focus on football, however, it’s a well-respected coach like Belichick and a successful organization like the Pats. Newton and Belichick are on a mission to prove all their doubters wrong, and Fournette could join them to make a formidable trio with a chip on their shoulders.

New England’s backfield is crowded, but if he were able to accept a lesser role for a winning team, that might be the best thing for both sides. Other teams like the Kansas City Chiefs and Chicago Bears have reportedly been interested, but you can never count out the Evil Empire.

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