NFL Nation: 2014 season predictions
Jaguars will miss Justin Blackmon, badly
April, 30, 2013
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
Adam Schefter just tweeted that Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon is being suspended for the first four games of the 2013 season.
He violated the league's substance abuse policy.
The Jaguars are not particularly deep anywhere. Blackmon and Cecil Shorts are the two starting receivers. Mohamed Massaquoi would be next in line outside.
The best guy after that is likely to be fourth-round draft pick Ace Sanders from South Carolina, a small slot guy at 5-foot-7 and 173-pounds.
Jacksonville's first five games are against Kansas City, at Oakland, at Seattle and against Indianapolis.
The Jaguars are planning on staying out West between the games against the Raiders and Seahwaks. So beyond missing four games, Blackmon will miss a big bonding week on the road.
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