The Jacksonville Jaguars are ready to move on from wide receiver Justin Blackmon.
Blackmon may be suspended for the entire 2014 season and with the Jaguars selection of Marquise Lee at No. 39 and Allen Robinson at No. 61 the team is signaling its belief that his days of playing for them are over.
When asked about Blackmon’s future, general manager David Caldwell responded to the Florida Times Union saying “I think we’ve covered that,” adding that “We’ve moved on for this year.”
Will the Jaguars cut Blackmon?
“We can’t [cut him]. If that even happens.” said Caldwell.
Coach Gus Bradley also is disappointed with Blackmon who was suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season after violating the NFL’s policy and program for substance and abuse. Blackmon returned but played in only four games before again violating the substance abuse policy.
“I feel at times there’s probably a little emptiness,” Bradley said. “There are some unknowns there and you don’t know how it’s working. You don’t want to shut it off. I was hoping it would be better than where it is going. We haven’t heard much and it doesn’t sound like it’s going in the right direction. Like Dave said, we can’t count on him.”