Jaguars have little hope of suspended WR Blackmon returning

The team has a very young, very talented stable of wide receivers and may even have to cut a few NFL-caliber talents following the preseason. “Your expertise do erode, and particularly in the event you’re not staying in tip-top form and you are not in soccer form”. But he hasn’t practiced or played since Week 8 of 2013, after he was suspended indefinitely by the league for his third violation of the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars selected Blackmon with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft. Because of Blackmon’s inability to avoid breaking the NFL’s substance of abuse policy, he now finds himself on the outside looking in.

“I do not know to anticipate, however I might say widespread sense would in all probability be if you have not performed soccer in two and a half years, apparently that is not a precedence for you”. Before he can get back on an NFL field, Blackmon must apply for reinstatement into the league and then endure a two-month vetting process to determine if he will be allowed to return.

That was Blackmon’s third arrest and his second in Oklahoma. He’s also been arrested for possession of marijuana and had his share of injuries. Less than a month after he was drafted, in May 2012, Blackmon was pulled over in Stillwater, Okla., as part of a traffic stop, and his blood alcohol level was found to allegedly be three times the legal limit, landing him on the NFL’s substance-abuse program.

The front office decision-maker met with a group of media members, including our news partner the Florida Times-Union, on Tuesday and discussed Blackmon’s career prospects.

Ace Sanders, a free agent receiver, has been suspended for the first 10 games of the 2015 season for a failed drug test, according to multiple reports.

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Blackmon recorded 93 receptions for 1,280 yards and six touchdowns in his 20 matches in the NFL. Granted that is a slight step up from his 5.6 yards per punt return in his rookie season but it’s still nowhere close to where the Jaguars wanted it to be.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon speaks to the media during a press conference at the Pennyhill Park Hotel and Spa in Bagshot England. Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said Tuesday Aug. 4