Justin Blackmon | WR | Jacksonville Jaguars
Posted: 5/14/2013 1:19pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has met with head coach Gus Bradley and general manager David Caldwell after getting suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season. Blackmon has been a student in the team's facility since the suspension, and the team still believes in him.
Huddle Up: Blackmon, the fifth-overall pick in the 2012 draft, tied the Titans' Kendall Wright for the lead in rookie receptions (64) this past season and led all first-year pass catchers with 865 yards. But his off-field issues -- most of them involving some form of substance abuse -- are currently a career hindrance for Blackmon and yet another hurdle for the Jags' already-shaky QB situation.
Posted: 5/1/2013 2:18am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has been suspended four games by the NFL. Blackmon admitted he made a mistake. "I've made a mistake and I have no excuse. I am sorry & disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation."
Huddle Up: That situation will cost Blackmon the first month of the 2013 season and could very well cost him a roster spot in Jacksonville. That leaves Cecil Shorts as the Jaguars' primary receiver for at least the first four games of the season.
Posted: 12/27/2012 1:35pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has recorded 32 receptions and three touchdowns over his last six games.
Huddle Up: With Cecil Shorts battling concussion issues, Blackmon suddenly has been thrust into the No. 1 WR role in Jacksonville, and he figures to see plenty of targets Sunday with Shorts out for the Week 17 regular-season finale against the Titans.
Posted: 12/4/2012 2:01pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey said Monday, Dec. 3, that WR Justin Blackmon is making progress in route-running, and drawing more penalties for pass interference as a result. 'He's just getting better,' Mularkey said.
Huddle Up: Fantasy-wise, however, the rookie wideout took a big step back in Week 13 with only 1 catch for 9 yards after getting fantasy GMs excited with 12 grabs for 298 yards and 2 TDs over the previous 2 games. Expect most of his outings to fall in between down the stretch, but he's a WR who's going to be hard to trust, especially with the postseason at hand in most leagues.
Posted: 11/30/2012 1:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Nov. 30.
Huddle Up: Like Cecil Shorts owners, Blackmon's will be happy to see he is back at practice. Also like Shorts, Blackmon has a nice matchup this week.
Posted: 9/7/2012 2:41pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 7, and is listed as probable for Week 1.
Huddle Up: As expected, Blackmon's injury was not serious. He is a sneaky fantasy start as Blaine Gabbert's go-to receiver, at least based on preseason tape. If you lack great options, Blackmon will have plenty of targets.
Posted: 9/6/2012 7:53pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Sept. 6.
Huddle Up: It looks like the rookie wideout will be good to go Sunday after suffering a scare in practice Wednesday with his ankle.
Posted: 9/6/2012 11:13am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in practice Wednesday, Sept. 5, and as a result did not take all the reps. The team will have to wait to see if there is any swelling Thursday, Sept. 6, to determine if he can resume practicing.
Huddle Up: Blackmon is an intriguing fantasy play against the Vikings in his NFL debut, so keep tabs on his availability. If he's able to get back to practice by the end of the week, plan on Blackmon being in your fantasy lineup Sunday.
Posted: 9/5/2012 6:03pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Hopefully this is precautionary as Blackmon was primed for a big opening week in Minnesota.
Posted: 8/24/2012 11:13am et
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon looked sharp again in the preseason. He caught a team-high four passes for 72 yards against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 23.
Huddle Up: Blackmon has lived up to the expectations associated with his high draft position, and with Maurice Jones-Drew's situation still unsettled the Jaguars will need all the offensive help they can get. Blackmon has moved from barely draftable to an intriguing WR3/4 candidate with serious upside, and his dynasty stock has improved as well.
Posted: 8/13/2012 12:00pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon worked with the first-team offense in practice Sunday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Blackmon was a bit behind the curve after being the last draft pick to sign, but he's apparently passed his crash course and is ready to work with the starters. Unfortunately for his fantasy value, that means Blaine Gabbert is his quarterback.
Posted: 8/9/2012 6:41pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon will not play in the team's preseason opener Friday night vs. the New York Giants. However, he should be up to speed by the second preseason game Aug. 17.
Huddle Up: Blackmon is still legally drunk after blowing a .24 on June 3rd.
Posted: 8/8/2012 12:20pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars have put WR Justin Blackmon on a crash course, trying to get him up to speed after a 12-day holdout. He had his own practice Tuesday, Aug. 7, when the team conducted special teams drills. Blackmon won't get into full pads until Sunday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: The learning curve for college receivers entering the NFL is already steep so the two-week absence certainly won't help Blackmon. However, the Jags are wafer-thin at wideout so if he catches on quickly during his crash course he'll be a starter by the time the regular season rolls around. Of course, his quarterback will still be Blaine Gabbert so his fantasy value appears limited.
Posted: 8/6/2012 4:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon agreed to terms on a contract Monday, Aug. 6, and is expected to sign it Monday night or Tuesday morning.
Huddle Up: At last, some good news for Jags fans. The only one more ecstatic might be second-year QB Blaine Gabbert, who can look forward to pairing Blackmon with free-agent pickup Laurent Robinson. That gives Gabbert the WR tools he needs to improve on his forgettable rookie season. Once he officially signs, Blackmon can get to work and should be able to play in 3 of the team's 4 preseason games.
Posted: 8/2/2012 7:49pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon's holdout is not due to the money involved because he is expected to make about $19.5 million over four years. The Jaguars are looking to add protection language in the contract in case Blackmon get into another off-field incident and Blackmon's agent is deciding whether to accept the language.
Huddle Up: The Jags need their top pick in camp, and the wideout knows it. With RB Maurice Jones-Drew currently holding out, Jacksonville is short on playmakers on an offense which ranked dead-last in yards per game a season ago under rookie QB Blaine Gabbert. Blackmon, though, needs to clean up his off-the-field act and could be using this time in camp to build a rapport with Gabbert.
Posted: 7/24/2012 10:06pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon plead guilty to charges of driving under the influence in Oklahoma.
Huddle Up: It was aggravated DUI, and he received a one-year deferred sentence which keeps him out of jail unless he gets in trouble again. But after blowing a legendary .24 on the breathalyzer he'll get at least a one-game suspension from Roger Goodell. The Jaguars have been waiting for the legal process to play out before offering Blackmon a contract; expect them to load his deal with behavioral clauses and incentive-triggered money.
Posted: 7/18/2012 9:53pm et
The Jacksonville Jaguars may not be able to sign first-round draft choice WR Justin Blackmon before the start of training camp because of language in the contract.
Huddle Up: This one's on Jacksonville management. In the new CBA there are specific percentages of the rookie cap for each draft choice, virtually streamlining rookie contracts. It's easy to sign them these days, but leave it to the Jaguars to mess it up somehow. Blackmon, just like most rookie skill-position players, can't afford to miss even a week of camp. Plus he might be suspended for a game or two after his DUI arrest in June.
Posted: 6/5/2012 8:49pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was argumentative when he was pulled over Sunday morning and arrested for DUI by the police, and he reportedly stated, 'I just flew in. I don't know why you are harassing me.' Blackmon was told four times by police to keep his hands out of his pockets.
Huddle Up: The young man blew an incredible .24 on his first breathalyzer, then delivered an absolute liquor-soaked .26 on his second try. Of course he was argumentative.
Posted: 6/5/2012 2:30am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon was arrested Sunday, June 3, for aggravated driving under the influence.
Huddle Up: He blew a .26, which is startling and disturbing. For the average person a blood alcohol of .30 can possibly result in a coma. First off, the district attorney is not offering a plea bargain. Second, the Jaguars are expected to go after part of Blackmon's signing bonus. Third, this is Blackmon's second DUI in less than two years and now Roger Goodell will almost certainly suspend him for a couple games. This kid really screwed up.