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Report: Free agent Leonard Fournette to sign with Tom Brady's Bucs

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are making another big addition to their offense before the 2020 NFL season.

Free agent running back Leonard Fournette, who was released by the Jacksonville Jaguars earlier this week, has "an agreement in principle" with the Bucs, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Fournette confirmed the news on Twitter.

Here are the financial details of Leonard's contract, per Rapoport:

Fournette was the No. 4 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and spent the first three seasons of his career with the Jaguars. He tallied a career-high 1,152 rushing yards with three touchdowns in 15 games for the Jaguars last season.

The 25-year-old running back joins a Buccaneers offense that's expected to be one of the league's highest scoring units this season.

Tampa Bay has been busy making moves to bolster its offense over the last few months, highlighted by its free agent signing of former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and trade for former Pats tight end Rob Gronkowski. The Buccaneers also signed veteran running back LeSean McCoy.

Even before these additions, the Bucs already had one of the best wide receiver duos in Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, as well as tight ends Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard.

The Buccaneers will play the New Orleans Saints on the road in Week 1.