11:40 LRN Sportscast August 31

LSU star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase is reportedly opting out of the 2020 college football season so that he’ll be fully healthy for the 2021 draft, where he’s expected to be a top-five pick. Chase’s departure means Terrace Marshall Junior and Racey McMath will be LSU’s top two receivers. Football analyst Mike Detillier says there are young wideouts who will also be asked to step up
Cut 15 (13) “…Jontre Kirklin.”

Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette has been released by the Jaguars. Fournette had some good and bad times at Jacksonville and ended up rushing for 2,631 yards and 17 touchdowns in 3 seasons. But management has also expressed concerns about his attitude and behavior.

Believe it or not, we are 13 days away from the Saints season opener in Tampa Bay. Coach Sean Payton says with the start of the regular season right around the country, it’s more important than ever to avoid any COVID-19 cases…
cut 17 (14) “…understand that”
The Saints have placed running back Dwayne Washington on the reserve COVID-19 list. Washington participated in practice on Saturday, but just because a player is put on this list, doesn’t mean a player has tested for the positive the virus. It could be that the player believes they were exposed or it could be the result of a false-positive test result.

ULM will resume football activities today. The team has had limited workout time over the last ten days because they had nine positive COVID cases within the program. ULM’s season opener is September 12th at Army.