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Justin Blackmon | Wide Receiver

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Oklahoma State
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Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell told PFT Live he’s encouraged by the reports he’s getting on suspended WR Justin Blackmon.
"It's currently in the league's hands and it's in Justin's," Caldwell said. "The reports I’ve gotten is that he's engaging in the program. We’ll welcome him back if he does all the right things." This falls in line with comments from owner Shad Khan last month. The Jaguars want Blackmon back and are optimistic he'll return in 2015. Blackmon has yet to apply for reinstatement. Jacksonville is hoping to get his status resolved prior to the NFL draft. Feb 20 - 5:18 PM

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Jaguars owner Shad Khan stated Friday at the Super Bowl that he is "very optimistic" about the 2015 return of suspended WR Justin Blackmon.

"Absolutely," Khan stated vehemently. "As a matter of fact, I’m very optimistic. I think he’s paid his dues. I think he’s got his life together. I think he can be a role model for people who have gone through hard times. We’re waiting for him." Blackmon's return would be a huge boost to Jacksonville's wideout corps, which is dealing with Allen Robinson's foot fracture and Cecil Shorts' free agency. 25-year-old Blackmon is a run-after-catch machine with an ability to threaten the intermediate sections. He'd be a big upgrade on Shorts at Z receiver.
Jan 30 - 2:11 PM

Suspended WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge on November 20.

The charge will be reduced to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon commits no crimes for six months after November 20. According to beat writer Michael DiRocco, the Jaguars need Blackmon to apply for reinstatement "within the next five weeks." From the date Blackmon fills out the application, Roger Goodell would have 60 days to decide whether to reinstate him to the NFL.
Jan 26 - 5:01 PM

FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports "lots of folks" inside the NFL are "optimistic" suspended WR Justin Blackmon will return to the Jaguars in 2015.

Just as Josh Gordon's Dynasty league owners get the worst news possible, Blackmon's get a ray of hope. The Jaguars hope to have an update on Blackmon's progress before May's draft, at which point they can begin planning for the 2015 season. Blackmon remains "suspended indefinitely," with no concrete date for potential reinstatement. At Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell's season-ending presser this past December, he said he'd "heard some good things" about Blackmon's recovery from substance abuse. Blackmon turned 25 two weeks ago. His return would be a huge boost for beleaguered Blake Bortles.
Jan 25 - 4:29 PM

The Jaguars are hoping to have an update on suspended WR Justin Blackmon before the 2015 draft.

It's unclear exactly where Blackmon is in the blurred and convoluted personal conduct policy. He's suspended indefinitely and not even the Jaguars have received information on when he's able to file for reinstatement. In the meantime, the team is not even allowed to have contact with their talented yet troubled wideout. GM Dave Caldwell said getting Blackmon back in any capacity is a "luxury." Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are all under contract for 2015, while Cecil Shorts is not expected back as a free agent.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 01:04:00 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said Tuesday the team is viewing suspended WR Justin Blackmon's presence on the 2015 roster as a "luxury."

The Jags "hope he'll be back" but are "not planning on it." Caldwell did say he's heard "some good things" about Blackmon's recovery. Blackmon completed a drug-rehab program in November and was rumored to be spotted at a late-season Jaguars game, albeit in the stands. Blackmon turns 25 in two weeks.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 12:17:00 PM

John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website believes there's a "good chance" Justin Blackmon plays for Jacksonville in 2015.

Blackmon remains in voluntary rehab and is said to be "doing well." As long as he can stay on the straight and narrow, the belief is he'll be reinstated at some point in 2015. Blackmon was eligible to apply for reinstatement as early as last month. He's still just 25 (next month), but hasn't played since Week 8 of 2013. Cecil Shorts is scheduled for free agency in March. Blackmon could team up with Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee atop the depth chart next year.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 11:14:00 AM

Suspended WR Justin Blackmon recently completed a drug-rehabilitation program.

Blackmon revealed that fact to a judge in Edmond, Ok. on Thursday, where he was pleading no contest to misdemeanor marijuana possession. The charge will be dropped to misdemeanor disorderly conduct if Blackmon "does not commit any crimes in the next six months." He's tentatively trending toward reinstatement in 2015.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Suspended WR Justin Blackmon is currently enrolled in a voluntary 90-day treatment facility.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley made the revelation at his Wednesday press conference. Blackmon is reportedly about halfway through the program, and Bradley made it sound like Blackmon is doing well. Although Blackmon is technically eligible to apply for NFL reinstatement on November 1 (Week 9), he seems like an extreme long shot to play this season. Either way, it's good to know Blackmon appears to be on the right track. Still only 24 years old, Blackmon is worth keeping stashed in Dynasty leagues.
Wed, Oct 1, 2014 10:41:00 PM

Justin Blackmon can apply for reinstatement after November 1 (Week 9) of the 2014 season.

Blackmon missed the final eight games of 2013 serving his indefinite suspension. He can apply for reinstatement one year from that date, but the Jaguars "aren't counting on him" this season. Still, it's surprising more hasn't been made of Blackmon's situation. Though not unprecedented, suspending Blackmon 24 games would be a strong message from the NFL. Odell Thurman and Tanard Jackson were denied reinstatement under Roger Goodell and received two-year bans. (Thurman had multiple off-field arrests and Jackson was rumored to have violated the terms of his Treatment Plan). It's not clear if Blackmon is currently in good standing with the league. Similar to Josh Gordon's DUI, Blackmon's July marijuana arrest complicates matters and will subject him to the NFL's personal conduct policy when he's eligible to return.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 06:58:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the team has "no plans" to release troubled WR Justin Blackmon.

With Blackmon already indefinitely suspended, the Jags have little to gain by cutting him loose following his Wednesday marijuana arrest. Blackmon does not count toward the 90-man roster. The best time to re-evaluate Blackmon's standing with the team will be if/when he's reinstated. It's not going to happen in 2014.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Suspended Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested on marijuana possession charges Wednesday night.

According to police in Edmond, Oklahoma, Blackmon was stopped for a traffic violation and officers could smell an odor of marijuana coming from the car. After a search, marijuana was found and Blackmon was taken into custody. It's the latest transgression for the Jaguars wideout, who was suspended indefinitely last October following repeated violations of the substance-abuse policy. This certainly won't help Blackmon as he aims to get reinstated for the 2015 season. Blackmon has now been suspended three times since 2010.
Thu, Jul 24, 2014 10:17:00 AM

The Jaguars say they "haven't heard much" from suspended WR Justin Blackmon, and "it doesn't sound like it's going in the right direction."

Several teammates and members of the organization have reached out to Blackmon, but he rarely replies to texts or calls. Blackmon's high school coaches have "lost contact" with him. Cecil Shorts and others who do have contact with him indicated Blackmon is "seeking professional help" for his substance abuse, and has checked into rehab. A college coach of Blackmon's says the receiver admitted that he's "getting help." Blackmon caught 29 balls for 415 yards and one score in four starts last season. The 24-year-old's talent has never been questioned.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 11:25:00 AM

The Jaguars have not ruled out a Justin Blackmon reinstatement at some point during the 2014 season.

We'd still consider it a longshot that Blackmon's indefinite ban is lifted prior to the 2015 season, but the Jags are holding out hope. Essentially, they're treating him as a luxury after adding two polished rookies in Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson to run with Cecil Shorts. As a multiple Stage 3 violator, Blackmon must apply to the league office for reinstatement.
Thu, Jun 5, 2014 08:45:00 AM

The clock is stopped on Justin Blackmon's contract while he's suspended.

It's one of the many reasons the Jaguars would be silly to cut Blackmon even though he's violated the league's substance abuse policy three times. He's not taking up a roster spot, they don't have to pay his salary and they'll have him under club control cheaply for three seasons if he ever does get reinstated. Blackmon is not expected to see the field until 2015 at the earliest.
Wed, Jun 4, 2014 08:52:00 AM

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3RB1Jordan Todman
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WR11Allen Robinson
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WR21Allen Hurns
2Ace Sanders
3Tony Washington
4Justin Blackmon
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