According to Garafolo, the Jaguars are expected to get younger in the secondary.
Even though Blackmon is being released, Garafolo still expects him to find a new opportunity with another team.
Blackmon, 30, still had one year remaining on his two-year, $1.875 million contract he had signed with the Jaguars in March of last year.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Blackmon will free up $920,000 in available cap space while creating $25,000 in dead money.
In 2014, Blackmon appeared in eight games and recorded 30 tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 85 cornerback out of 108 qualifying players.