RTC: Inner circle mum on Blackmon


Very few people know where Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon is, what he's doing and whether he is receiving treatment for substance-abuse issues.

They're not talking, either.

Those in Blackmon's inner circle are keeping a tight lid on that information, writes Florida Times-Union columnist Gene Frenette.

"That's my son. I'm mom and try not to be the person that's sharing [information about Blackmon]," said Donna Blackmon.

Jaguars teammates and several former coaches have had sporadic contact with Blackmon.

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Rookie quarterback Blake Bortles was treated like a rock star during the Jaguars' caravan stop at his hometown of Oviedo, Florida, writes the T-U's Ryan O'Halloran.

The Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer writes that running back Toby Gerhart exceeded expectations during minicamp and was money well spent in free agency.

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