Fournette activated off IR for divisional-round meeting vs. Rams

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette has been activated off injured reserve ahead of Sunday's divisional-round game against the Los Angeles Rams, the team announced.

The Buccaneers waived veteran running back Le'Veon Bell to make room for Fournette.

Fournette has been sidelined since Week 16 due to a hamstring injury. His return comes at a much-needed time as Tampa Bay already ruled out running back Ronald Jones due to an ankle injury. Jones also missed the wild-card win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Fournette earned the nickname "Playoff Lenny" for a string of dominant performances in the Buccaneers' 2021 Super Bowl run. He recorded 448 yards from scrimmage in four postseason appearances last season.

The 27-year-old finished the 2021 regular season as the team's leading rusher with 812 yards.

Veteran wideout John Brown was also elevated from the practice squad for Sunday's game.

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