NFL Denied Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon’s Reinstatement?

Mike Dempsey confirmed with Mark Long of the Associated Press that Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon applied for reinstatement to the NFL this offseason, but was denied by the league.

According to Long (via Dempsey), “the feeling in the building is that Blackmon failed another test.

However, Dempsey mentions that the league’s decision to not reinstate the former first-round pick could be due to a missed test, which would count as a failed test.

The Jaguars have maintained for several months now that they are treating Blackmon as a luxury and aren’t counting on him being a part of their team in 2015.

Blackmon was arrested for third time last year after he was stopped for a traffic violation when officers smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the car. After searching the vehicle, the police did in fact find marijuana, which led to him being taken into custody.

His most recent arrest, which led to an indefinite suspension, was for possession of marijuana.

Blackmon, 25, still has a few years remaining on his four-year, $18.5 million rookie contract given that he has been suspended. In 2013, he appeared in only four games, registering 29 catches for 415 yards and a touchdown.

We’ll have more about Blackmon and his future in the NFL as the news is available.


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