- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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Blackmon is heading for a four-game suspension to open the season, after he violated the league's substance-abuse policy.
He came on last season and showed what kind of threat he can be. A healthy, available Blackmon paired with Cecil Shorts and working with Ace Sanders and Mike Brown at receiver could make for a quality group.
Too often, Blackmon's drawn attention to himself with nonsense that doesn't have to do with running routes and catching the ball. He had two alcohol-related arrests in the past three years. He's facing the suspension. And Friday night at EverBank Field he got into a verbal altercation with Dolphins defensive back Nolan Carroll.
Gus Bradley met with him to sort things out.
The Jaguars open Sept. 8 with a home game against Kansas City. Between now and the start of his suspension, Blackmon needs to make absolutely certain any conversations about him center around just football.
The Jacksonville Jaguars should get a boost with receiver Justin Blackmon (groin) and rookie safety John Cyprien (hamstring) activated and finally in action.