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Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:21:08 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge from December in Oklahoma Thursday, April 28. He's scheduled to be sentenced June 8. It was Blackmon's third alcohol-related arrest and fourth arrest overall. He hasn't practiced or played since Week 8 of the 2013 season, and he's been suspended indefinitely since. The Jaguars believe Blackmon is unlikely to play in the NFL again.
Fantasy Tip: What a waste of talent. The Jaguars don't have plans to cut Blackmon yet, but he won't have any fantasy value heading into the 2016 season. Besides, Jacksonville is already an up-and-coming offense without Blackmon with Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns two of the most talented and emerging wide receiver talents in the NFL.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:07:43 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested on a DUI charge Saturday, Dec. 19, according to arrest logs from the Carter County (Oklahoma) Sheriff's Office. Blackmon is on indefinitely suspension and has been suspended three times by the NFL for violating the policy on substances of abuse.
Fantasy Tip: There's a really good chance that Blackmon will never play another down in the NFL because of his inability to stay out of trouble off the field. Plus, receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns have stepped up in a big way for the Jags this year, so Blackmon is but a distant memory at this point.
Tue, 04 Aug 2015 10:30:16 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars suspended WR Justin Blackmon hasn't had any contact with the team, and general manager David Caldwell said he thinks Blackmon's absence makes it unlikely he will ever play in the NFL again. Blackmon hasn't practiced or played since Week 8 of the 2013 season. He has to apply for reinstatement and go through almost a two-month long vetting process before he can return to the field. The Jaguars haven't cut Blackmon and Caldwell has said more than once that they don't plan on doing so. He's currently on the reserve/suspended list and doesn't count against the roster limit or salary cap.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon had immense talent but never capitalized on it. He should be avoided in all fantasy football drafts this fall.
Sun, 10 May 2015 07:56:21 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was denied reinstatement by the NFL this offseason, according to The Associated Press' Mark Long. It's unclear whether Blackmon failed a drug test or simply missed one, which counts as a failed test.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon is still just 25 years old, but he has missed the better part of two seasons. If he makes it back into the league, he'll still have last-round fantasy appeal.
Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:34:18 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is likely done with the Jaguars if he's reinstated into the league, in the opinion of beat writer Ryan O'Halloran.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon was an elite receiver prospect coming out of college, but he has missed the better part of two years. If he makes it back into the league, he's still just 25 and worth a late-round flyer in drafts.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:26:08 -0800
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon must satisfy criteria within the NFL's drug program and then apply for reinstatement before he can rejoin the team and take the field again.
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:17:42 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is progressing, regarding his off-field issues, but still has strides to make. The NFL is in control of his situation as of now. Blackmon pleaded no contest late last year to a misdemeanor for marijuana possession, among a litany of other problems.
Fantasy Tip: It's still unknown whether Blackmon will be available for the 2015 season. Even if he does return, he'll still need to prove himself again on the field before he's worth considering for a fantasy roster.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:59:45 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has "paid his dues" and has "his life together," according to owner Shahid Khan. Khan is also "very optimistic" Blackmon will return to the team next season.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon has a long road ahead of him if he is going to return to fantasy relevance. The potential is there, but fantasy owners will want to see on-field evidence before overreacting to the hype which could surround the former first-round pick. He hasn't played a game since Oct. 2013, remember.
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:13:24 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has overcome his issues, and plenty of league sources expect him to be back with the team in 2015.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon's fantasy value is still to be determined, and it will help to see him in training camp and the preseason to gauge how much of a factor he will be and how early. Still, if he can return to the form which made him a first-round draft pick, he could be a legitimate fantasy option in 2015. And his addition would help the appeal of Blake Bortles, too.
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:46:18 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon isn't necessarily in the team's plans for next season, according to general manager David Caldwell. However, the team would like to have him on the field if he's ready, and they aren't expected to release him, either. "I think we have to treat it as a luxury. If he comes back that's great, if he doesn't -- we can't count on it. We feel good about the three guys we've got and if he comes back that's even better," Caldwell said. The Jags have heard that Blackmon has dedicated himself to being healthier and returning to football. Jacksonville is under no financial obligation to keep Blackmon since he's not currently on the roster.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon still has a long road in order to return to action in the NFL, as he'll need to be reinstated by the commissioner next year. With Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns and Marqise Lee in the picture, Blackmon won't be guaranteed anything if he returns to the active roster next season.
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:42:01 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor for marijuana possession Thursday, Nov. 20, according to a source. If Blackmon does not commit a crime within the next six months, the charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. Blackmon is indefinitely suspended for thrice violating the league's substance-abuse policy.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:20:54 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked into a treatment facility and appears to be doing well. Head coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday, Oct. 1, that Blackmon "is doing very well and he's learning a lot. He's healing and taking time for himself. The great thing is he has chosen this for himself. It's awesome to hear about." He was suspended without pay last November for repeated violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:33:21 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has voluntarily checked himself into a treatment center and is doing well, according to head coach Gus Bradley. "He's healing and taking time for himself," Bradley said. "The great thing is he has chosen this for himself. It's awesome to hear about." Blackmon has completed almost half of his 90-day program. He is suspended for the entire 2014 season.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:03:13 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will not be cut by the team after his most recent arrest, according to owner Shad Khan. "We want him to get help he needs," Khan said.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:19:25 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was pulled over at 6:22 p.m. local time Wednesday, July 23, leading up to his arrest for possession of marijuana. Police said Blackmon "openly admitted to smoking a blunt while driving."
Fantasy Tip: This string of poor judgment calls doesn't bode well for Blackmon's long-term future in the NFL.
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:45:08 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested for possession of marijuana Wednesday, July 23, in Oklahoma.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon is serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. While incredibly talented, he may be losing his roster viability in dynasty leagues as well.
Sun, 22 Jun 2014 08:36:39 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has stayed quiet while serving his NFL suspension. "Every now and again, he will respond to my text," said Jaguars receiver Mike Brown. "We came into the NFL together and we're halfway close. But I don't get into his personal business. Whatever he has going on, I respect his space.
"I just want him to get better. Whatever the problem is, get it addressed. I'm more concerned about him as a person."
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:57:44 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars are open to taking WR Justin Blackmon back and playing him this year if the league reinstates him from his indefinite suspension, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans.
Fantasy Tip: The expectation is that Blackmon won't play at all in 2014. But if for some reason the NFL decides to lighten up on his penalty, he'll be playing in Jacksonville. For how many games that would be would be a complete guess. Blackmon is undraftable until we know more.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 10:27:00 -0700
The Jacksonville Jaguars have no plans to release WR Justin Blackmon. The team is hoping for Blackmon to return whenever he is reinstated from an indefinite suspension by the NFL.
Tue, 13 May 2014 09:49:29 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles has taken over the locker that was used by WR Justin Blackmon.
Sat, 10 May 2014 05:10:04 -0700
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell they've moved on from WR Justin Blackmon for the 2014 season. He wouldn't comment on if the team would cut him, because they're not allowed to cut him unless he is reinstated.
Fri, 02 May 2014 09:45:42 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager David Caldwell said he'd be "relatively surprised" if WR Justin Blackmon played in the 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: It's Cecil Shorts and a cast of unproven wideouts for the Jags' receiving corps entering the season. We fully expect Jacksonville to make WR a primary focus in next week's draft, as a result.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:24:02 -0700
Updating a previous report, Florida Highway Patrol said Saturday, March 15, that WR Justin Blackmon will not be charged with careless driving after his one-car crash this morning.
Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:13:19 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was involved in a single-car accident in Jacksonville Saturday, March 15, but was not injured. The Florida Highway Patrol said alcohol was not involved in the accident. The vehicle's right rear tire blew out, which forced the vehicle off the road and into a guard rail.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:43:49 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team would welcome WR Justin Blackmon back to the team if he can get things right.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:50:38 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said the team "absolutely" wants WR Justin Blackmon to remain with the team after he is reinstated by the NFL.
Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:29:55 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon is expected to apply for reinstatement into the league before next season, but the Jaguars will view him as a luxury. Jacksonville will draft and acquire players this offseason as if he's not a part of the roster.
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 00:16:46 -0800
With the indefinite suspension of Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon, the team may turn to WR Stephen Burton to get some work. A third-year veteran acquired off waivers from Minnesota shortly before the season, he missed four games with a concussion and was inactive against the San Francisco 49ers, but the team is intrigued by Burton's size and speed and he will get opportunity in the coming weeks. Burton caught seven passes for 65 yards in the first three games of the season.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 11:25:48 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley talked about the suspension of WR Justin Blackmon, and suggested there was something else going on, without elaborating. "Obviously, I'm disappointed in what took place," Bradley said. "But there is something bigger out there and we're working on with him."
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 10:08:47 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said WR Stephen Burton will have to step up as a result of the suspension to WR Justin Blackmon.
Mon, 04 Nov 2013 07:49:24 -0800
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed WR Justin Blackmon on the reserve/suspended list and waived SS Dwight Lowery.
Sun, 03 Nov 2013 20:30:48 -0800
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will enter a rehab facility, a league source said Sunday, Nov. 3. Blackmon was suspended indefinitely Friday, Nov. 1, for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, and he will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of next season.
Sat, 02 Nov 2013 08:21:22 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team is not considering releasing WR Justin Blackmon at this time and is looking for him to get help for his situation.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:20:11 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will seek treatment after being suspended for the remainder of the season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Fri, 01 Nov 2013 13:11:35 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely for violating the NFL's policy and program for substances of abuse. Blackmon will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the 2014 season.
Fantasy Tip: Owners should look to drop Blackmon because he will not play again this season. With Blackmon out, Cecil Shorts likely will have more fantasy value since he will be the team's top receiver. Owners in deeper leagues should consider adding Mike Brown if he is available in their leagues.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:58:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) is expected to play in the Week 8 game against the San Francisco 49ers in London. Officially, he is listed as probable.
Fantasy Tip: If you normally depend upon Blackmon, he is expected to be fine to play Sunday. That's the good news. The bad news is that the 49ers rank fifth in the NFL against the pass, allowing just 219.4 yards per game.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:29:38 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 25, and is probable for Week 8.
Fri, 25 Oct 2013 05:44:09 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) didn't practice Friday, Oct. 25, but he's probable for Week 8.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:00:15 -0700
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) was limited in practice Thursday, Oct 24.
Thu, 24 Oct 2013 07:46:55 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring, groin) is participating in practice Thursday, Oct. 24.
Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:52:30 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin, hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Oct. 23, but he will play in Week 8 against the San Francisco 49ers. He has caught 25 passes for 384 yards in three games this year.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon should remain in your starting lineup despite the unfriendly matchup against the Niners.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 08:13:42 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon has played well in his two games this season and should be in the starting lineup in all fantasy leagues.
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:09:38 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's Week 7 game.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Blackmon is a safe bet to go, get him in your lineups if you need him.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 18:30:47 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) did not practice Friday, Oct. 18, and he is listed as questionable for the Week 7 game against the San Diego Chargers.
Fantasy Tip: If you have come to rely upon Blackmon, it might be a good idea to go another way with your fantasy lineup. There is too much uncertainty as far as his status.
Thu, 17 Oct 2013 13:54:10 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring, groin) is progressing nicely but is unlikely to practice Friday, Oct. 18. However, head coach Gus Bradley said Blackmon should be able to play in Week 7 against the San Diego Chargers. "Blackmon's good," Bradley said. "I think it's something that he'll have to deal with. He may be a guy that we hold out tomorrow just to keep it calmed down."
Fantasy Tip: Blackmon should play and makes for a solid WR2 in most leagues. However, if Cecil Shorts (shoulder) doesn't play, you may want to lower your expectations a bit if the San Diego Chargers elect to double Blackmon. Blackmon was limited in practice Thursday.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 12:30:50 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin, hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, but should be able to play Week 7.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:02:00 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring, groin) could be held out of practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, after suffering injuries to his hamstring and groin in the team's Week 6 game.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:41:51 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon had 14 catches for 190 yards in Week 6.
Fantasy Tip: He had a whopping 20 targets and appears on his way to a breakout fantasy season.
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:29:44 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (groin) did not practice Thursday, Oct. 10.
Fantasy Tip: It's unclear if Shorts had a setback or if the team is just being cautious and keeping him out today. Either way, this is something to keep an eye on heading into Sunday. If Shorts doesn't play, Justin Blackmon's value will go up slightly.
Mon, 07 Oct 2013 12:23:18 -0700
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said QB Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) is still the team's starter even though he may miss extended time after hearing his hamstring pop in Week 5.
Fantasy Tip: It's unknown how much time Gabbert will have to miss, so it's conceivable that Chad Henne could impress the coaching staff enough in his absence to win the job. We'll have to wait and see. Henne's return to the starting role should help the values of Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts, if anything. Henne is a mildly intriguing bye week filler at QB if you're desperate.