the republic logo

Jaguars GM says possibly getting suspended receiver Justin Blackmon back would be 'a luxury'

bug
Share/Save/Bookmark

JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell is "hearing good things" about suspended receiver Justin Blackmon.

Caldwell says he hopes the former Oklahoma State star returns in 2015 "because we know he's talented." But considering Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy and has spent time in rehab, Caldwell says his potential reinstatement should be treated "as a luxury."

Caldwell says "we know he's also a good person that's fighting a tough battle. ... If he comes back, that's great. If he doesn't, we can't count on it."

The GM hopes the NFL makes a decision on Blackmon's potential reinstatement before the draft.

Without Blackmon, the Jaguars relied on rookies Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns this season.


AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL

Think your friends should see this? Share it with them!

Story copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Feedback, Corrections and Other Requests: AP welcomes feedback and comments from readers. Send an email to info@ap.org and it will be forwarded to the appropriate editor or reporter.


We also have more stories about:
(click the phrases to see a list)

Category:

Follow The Republic:

All content copyright ©2015 The Republic, a division of Home News Enterprises unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. Privacy policy.