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.
7:51 4th Qtr Detroit 23 Buffalo 0 4:43 4th Qtr Indianapolis 7 Cincinnati 35 7:02 4th Qtr New York 7 Philadelphia 30 6:15 4th Qtr St. Louis 13 Miami 14 10:33 4th Qtr Kansas City 14 Green Bay 27 15:00 4th Qtr Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0 3:21 3rd Qtr New England 10 New York 10 End 3rd Qtr Washington 17 Tampa Bay 10 12:41 3rd Qtr Baltimore 16 New Orleans 13 Halftime Chicago 13 Cleveland 17 Halftime San Francisco 14 Houston 6 12:50 3rd Qtr Minnesota 16 Tennessee 0 13:43 3rd Qtr Denver 10 Dallas 3 10:00 PM ET Arizona San Diego 10:00 PM ET Seattle Oakland
Final Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14