RTC: Blackmon has fought through injuries

September, 4, 2013
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You better have a sharp pencil ready when you ask Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon to give you his injury history.

The answer, Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union writes, lasts well over a minute. It includes a broken foot, a torn ACL and nerve damage in his knee. But the seven-year veteran persevered through those injuries and has landed a spot -- and a key role on special teams -- with the Jaguars.

Here are some other pieces of content from around the web in the Jaguars' version of Reading the Coverage:

ESPN's first Power Rankings are out. The Jaguars come in 29th.

The Jaguars announced a community-based campaign called Stand United Fridays. Jaguars president Mark Lamping is asking businesses, schools and military organizations to decorate with Stand United decals.

Safety Chris Prosinski has returned from his concussion, writes Ryan O'Halloran of the Times-Union.

O'Halloran also details the challenge that Jaguars special teams coordinator Mike Mallory faces with the influx of so many new players.

On Monday, we linked to Pat Kirwan of CBSSports.com's first power poll, which had the Jaguars No. 31. Here's a power poll from Kirwan's colleague Pete Prisco, who has the Jaguars in the same spot. His comment for the Jaguars: "They are better than a year ago, but it's going to be tough to win five games. The roster was a disaster when the new regime took over."

Sports Illustrated's Peter King has a 60-second preview for all 32 teams. What does he have to say about the Jaguars?

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ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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