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Jagaurs already rule Fournette out for Sunday

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So much for “competitive advantage.” The Jaguars are making no pretense and playing no “Cat and Mouse” games about star running back Leonard Fournette’s hamstring this week.

Wednesday morning coach Doug Marrone wasted no time in telling the media that Fournette won’t be playing at least this week in Kansas City and maybe, more:

Fournette returned after a two-week absence last week to play part of the Jaguars easy win over the New York Jets on Sunday. He carried 10 times for 30 yards (above) before re-aggravating the right hamstring injury and not returning to the game.

Jacksonville will again turn to T.J. Yeldon and Corey Grant on their depth chart as the primary backs against the Chiefs.

Fournette had originally hurt the hamstring in the week one victory at New York over the Giants, and had been unable to practice or at least been very limited for the past couple of weeks, while rehabbing the injury.

We continue to laugh at the silliness that we wrote about yesterday of competitive advantage and how Marrone basically played games with whether or not Fournette could play two weekends ago against the Titans or this past weekend against New York?

Yet now, it’s obvious he can’t play but, Marrone isn’t going to withhold that infi in the name of competitive advantage.

Just like with head coach Dirk Koetter playing the same game last week with who was going to start at quarterback between Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jameis Winston for his team’s game with the Bears. Fitzpatrick did, and ultimately the Bucs got blown out,.

However, Koetter had no problem coming right out and saying Tuesday Jameis Winston would be his quarterback moving forward, when the Bucs hit the field again October 14th against the Atlanta Falcons.

So, two glaring examples in 24 hours of an NFL coach making the whole “competitive advantage” argument moot by simply giving an honest update on what we already know.

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