Justin Blackmon has the talent to be mentioned in the “best WR” conversation but he can’t seem to get out of his own way. He’s barely been in the NFL for a cup of coffee and off-the-field transgressions have forced him to miss several games in his brief 2-year career.
He missed the final 12 games of the 2013 campaign thanks to an indefinite suspension, without pay, for multiple violations the league’s substance abuse policy. He was to apply for reinstatement prior the the start of this upcoming season but that doesn’t appear likely according to recent comments made by Jags GM David Caldwell. “We’ve moved on for this year,” said Caldwell when asked about Blackmon being on the active roster this year.
According to RotoWorld, even if Blackmon is reinstated, which seems unlikely, the Jags many no longer have any use for him. With what they’ve done in the draft so far, that makes sense.
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.
It’s worth noting, however, that Blackmon can’t be released until he’s reinstated – whenever that may be. What a waste of talent.
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