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Justin Blackmon | Wide Receiver

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/9/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 210
College: Oklahoma State
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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. Dec 5 - 11:14 AM

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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.
Nov 20 - 2:29 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.
Oct 1 - 10:41 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.
Aug 1 - 6:58 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.
Jul 24 - 1:24 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.
Jul 24 - 10:17 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.
Jun 22 - 11:25 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.
Jun 5 - 8:45 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.
Jun 4 - 8:52 AM

ESPN's Ed Werder reports the Jaguars don't plan to release suspended WR Justin Blackmon.

The Jaguars are allowed to release Blackmon during his indefinite suspension, but they have no plans to do so and want him to return once reinstated. The team has no idea if, or when, Blackmon will be back in the NFL after multiple violations of the substance-abuse policy. They're not expecting him to be available this year, and he's merely a luxury on the roster.
Jun 3 - 2:07 PM

Jaguars owner Shad Khan called the Justin Blackmon situation an "absolute tragedy."

Khan loved Blackmon when he entered the 2012 draft, and the owner approved a trade-up to No. 5 overall to select the big receiver. He had alcohol issues at Oklahoma State but stayed out of trouble as a rookie before the train started coming off the tracks in 2013. He opened the year with a four-game ban before receiving an indefinite suspension in November. The new regime in Jacksonville didn't draft Blackmon and may be done with him. The Jaguars gave away Blackmon's locker this week and drafted two second-round receivers.
May 13 - 2:18 PM

GM Dave Caldwell confirmed that the Jaguars will not have Justin Blackmon in 2014.

"I think we've covered that," Caldwell said. "We've moved on for this year." Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the league's substance abuse policy. But even if he's reinstated by the NFL, Caldwell suggested the Jags could cut him. They added some serious punch to their receiving corps on Friday night, using second-round picks on USC WR Marqise Lee and Penn State WR Allen Robinson.
May 9 - 11:28 PM

Live at club headquarters, ESPN's Britt McHenry reported Wednesday that the Jaguars are "not expecting Justin Blackmon at all for 2014."

The words reportedly came directly from GM Dave Caldwell's mouth, though we do wonder if the Jaguars painted such a bleak picture to McHenry in an attempt to create the impression they'll take Clemson WR Sammy Watkins at No. 3 overall. Regardless, it's clear the Jags aren't counting on having Blackmon, and would consider his 2014 return a "bonus." As is, their starting wideouts are Cecil Shorts and Ace Sanders, with Mike Brown as their No. 3 receiver.
May 7 - 12:27 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell reiterated Friday it's "my understanding" suspended Justin Blackmon can apply for reinstatement before training camp opens.

The Jags are approaching their draft as if Blackmon won't be available, and would consider his return an unexpected bonus. "It’s not something we’re counting on," Caldwell said. "It’s something that would be a relative surprise. I haven’t gotten a lot of updates from the league on where he’s at or from Justin, to be honest with you." As Ace Sanders is a slot receiver and Cecil Shorts isn't a true "No. 1," the Jaguars are in the market for a wideout upgrade.
May 2 - 4:41 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said suspended WR Justin Blackmon playing in 2014 is "not something we're counting on."

Caldwell added he'd be "relatively surprised" if Blackmon played this season. Blackmon is in the midst of an indefinite suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. Caldwell previously said the team is treating Blackmon as a "luxury," but would welcome him back when the ban is over. We fully expect the Jaguars to draft a receiver to pair with Cecil Shorts.
May 2 - 12:31 PM

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