Justin Blackmon | WR
Posted: 2/20/2014 5:04pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said the team would welcome WR Justin Blackmon back to the team if he can get things right.
Huddle Up: That last clause, of course, is the big one with the wideout having missed all but 4 games in 2013 due to a suspension. However, the former first-round pick did show quite well in those 4 games with 29 receptions and 415 yards, and that's what's spurring the Jags' faith.
Posted: 11/4/2013 10:49am et
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.
Huddle Up: Positive news that Blackmon is seeking help to wrestle with his demons, and a big step towards his availability for the start of the 2014 season.
Posted: 11/1/2013 4:46pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Those who waited four games for Blackmon to return from his previous suspension, at least you got a little productivity out of him before losing him for the rest of the year. Mike Brown becomes a viable fantasy commodity, and Cecil Shorts' stock goes back up as well.
Posted: 10/25/2013 11:12pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Blackmon was never in any real danger of missing Sunday's game. Plug him in as a WR2 this week against the 49ers.
Posted: 10/25/2013 9:17am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring) didn't practice Friday, Oct. 25, but he's probable for Week 8.
Huddle Up: Usually when a player misses Friday's practice it sends up a red flag, but with Blackmon it sounds like all systems are go for this weekend so no reason for alarm.
Posted: 10/24/2013 12:52pm et
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WRs Justin Blackmon (hamstring) and Cecil Shorts (shoulder) were limited in practice Thursday, Oct 24.
Huddle Up: Blackmon was able to return to the field after sitting out Wednesday, and both wideouts are expected to play Sunday in London barring a late-week setback.
Posted: 10/18/2013 9:57pm et
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.
Huddle Up: Blackmon is expected to start and he has a great match-up against a struggling San Diego secondary. Blackmon is a strong WR2 this week. Expect him to continue to rack up the targets.
Posted: 10/17/2013 9:23pm et
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.'
Huddle Up: Sounds somewhat promising for Blackmon's fantasy owners and the Jags, who may be without fellow WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) on Sunday.
Posted: 10/16/2013 6:05pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin, hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 16, but should be able to play Week 7.
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on this development through the rest of the week. Hopefully it's just precautionary, but we've seen some surprise deactivations this year already.
Posted: 10/7/2013 10:50am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon made his regular season debut in Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams, and he hauled in five receptions for a game-high 136 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted nine times.
Huddle Up: Blackmon certainly made up for lost time, having missed the first month due to a league suspension. He may have to overcome having Blaine Gabbert as his quarterback, but he's done so in the past with solid results so going forward he should be considered a viable fantasy contributor.
Posted: 10/1/2013 2:41pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley had good things to say about how WR Justin Blackmon handled his four-game suspension. 'He's done tremendous these last four weeks,' Bradley said. 'His body fat has dropped and his weight has gained. He's in really, really good shape right now. He's done everything that we've asked of him, he went on the trips with us. I could go with a list on some of the things we asked him to do that he's done, so he's a in a great frame of mind right now.' Blackmon is likely to start in Week 5 against the St. Louis Rams.
Huddle Up: This is good to hear as Blackmon prepares to return to action. He should be rostered in every league, and he is a great WR2 or flex option right off the bat against St. Louis.
Posted: 9/30/2013 9:45am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon has served the final game of his four-game suspension.
Huddle Up: Blackmon's return gives the Jaguars another playmaking receiver; question is, who will get the ball to him?
Posted: 8/12/2013 10:14am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon and S Jonathan Cyprien have been cleared to practice Monday, Aug. 12.
Huddle Up: Blackmon has been sidelined by a groin injury, but he'll get a chance to get some work in before his suspension kicks in Week 1.
Posted: 8/1/2013 10:55am et
The Jacksonville Jaguars have sped up WR Justin Blackmon's rehab, and he could be practicing soon.
Huddle Up: Blackmon has been slowed by a groin injury. The Jaguars would like to see him on the field in the preseason, because he'll miss the first month of the regular season due to suspension.
Posted: 7/31/2013 2:39pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said WR Justin Blackmon (groin) is making progress in his rehab from groin surgery.
Huddle Up: This is good news for Blackmon, and he will have plenty of time to make it back while he serves his four-game suspension. He was excellent in the second half of last season, so taking him as a bench filler in the late rounds could be a boon for you once he returns.
Posted: 7/20/2013 10:09am et
Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell said WR Justin Blackmon could be limited at the start of training camp but will not need to be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Huddle Up: Good news, though it's mostly a moot point since Blackmon will miss the first month of the season due to a suspension anyway. At least he should be healthy enough to practice with the team during the preseason.
Posted: 7/6/2013 11:08am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon recently underwent groin surgery but there is a chance he could be ready for the start of training camp.
Huddle Up: No reason for Blackmon to rush back; he'll be sitting out the first month of the season anyway due to his league suspension. Mohamed Massaquoi is in line to take first-team reps if/when Blackmon is sidelined.
Posted: 6/13/2013 11:52am et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon (groin) is sitting out the final day of minicamp Thursday, June 13.
Huddle Up: If there's a positive side to any of this, at least Blackmon has an extra month to get ready as his season will start with a 4-game substance abuse suspension.
Posted: 6/12/2013 4:48pm et
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon said he is still dealing with a left groin injury. Blackmon appeared to have some issues during practice Wednesday, June 12.
Huddle Up: The good news for Blackmon is, he'll have a whole month at the start of the season to get healthy thanks to his suspension.
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.