Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely, done for 2013
What are you looking for?
Latest NFL News and Rumors...

A couple of hours following a report that wide receiv... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Montee Ball's rookie season got off to a rough start with a nasty case of fumblitis that limited his playing time for the ... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
One visit was all Chris Johnson needed to find his next NFL team. Johnson reached an agreement Wednesday with the New York... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said Tuesday that he envisions his to... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
Brandon Lloyd's career looked like it was over after he spent all of last season without a roster spot anywhere. Now his c... [read more] [All News & Rumors]
I hope I can get DeAngelo Williams to play in my fantasy league, but I would love to see him choose (overdraft) himself in... [read more] [All News & Rumors]

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely, done for 2013

Justin Blackmon @JustBlack81 missed the opening four games due to a violation of the NFL's substances of abuse policy.

For the same the reason, the playmaking wide receiver will miss the final eight games as well. The Jaguars announced Blackmon's indefinite suspension on Friday:

"All of us who are a part of the Jaguars family care very deeply about Justin and his well-being," GM David Caldwell said in a statement released by the team. "That said, he must be held accountable and accept the consequences announced today by the NFL. His suspension will provide him the opportunity to receive the attention and professional treatment necessary to overcome his challenges, and we will support him during this time. The Jacksonville Jaguars will evaluate Justin's status once he has successfully met the criteria to be considered for reinstatement to the league."

In the four games he did play this season, Blackmon caught 29 passes for 415 yards and a touchdown. He can apply for reinstatement before the 2014 season.

Fantasy Analysis:

Let's start with the truth: Blackmon needs to figure out what it means to be a professional and quick if he wants to salvage his career and livelihood. Hopefully he does. Hopefully fantasy owners are not crushed with this news, though many surely are. What this news does is move Mike Brown from a speculative pickup to viable WR3 option once Jacksonville returns from its bye week. Over the last three games playing with Blackmon and Cecil Shorts, Brown caught nine passes for 212 yards and one TD.

What else can go wrong with this team? You know what, for the sake of Shorts and Maurice Jones-Drew owners, let's hope we don't find out.


0 Comments | Add Yours

There are no comments on this article yet.

You must login in order to comment:

If you do not have an account yet, register here -- it's free

Warning: You don't have cookies enabled in your internet broswer. Without cookies, you will not be able to login. Some web browsers allow cookies to be managed on a per-site basis.

News Archive
NFL News Feed: XML Feed
Subscribe to FFToolbox NFL News and Rumors by Email
Partner of USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties