Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely without pay after violating the NFL’s Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. This will end the season for the promising playmaker and comes after he missed the first four games of the 2013 campaign after a previous such violation. He can apply for reinstatement before the 2014 season.
Blackmon ends the year having played in just four games and posting 29 catches for 415 yards and a touchdown. Unfortunately now he won’t be around to contribute for the Jaguars (or fantasy owners) and is best left to the waiver wire for the remainder of the season. What happens with the talented, but seemingly troubled player remains to be seen.
Admittedly, it is crass to think about the fantasy implications so soon, but Blackmon’s absence does mean potentially more targets for Cecil Shorts and could open things up for Mike Brown, who has been productive in recent weeks. In the meantime, here’s to hoping this eventually has a positive outcome for Blackmon.
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