Jags' Blackmon, Cyprien ready to go

Updated: August 12, 2013, 5:18 PM ET
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Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon and safety Johnathan Cyprien have been cleared to practice.

Both projected starters passed physicals Monday.

Blackmon opened camp on the physically unable to perform list after groin surgery this summer. Cyprien had been on the nonfootball injury list after tweaking a hamstring during a workout before camp. A second-round pick from Florida International, Cyprien has been penciled in as a starter since the draft.

Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 draft, caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie last season. He is suspended the first four games of this season for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He had two alcohol-related arrests in the past three years.

He also was involved in a sideline incident with teammate Jason Babin on Friday in the Jaguars' preseason game against the Miami Dolphins. Blackmon began jawing with the Dolphins' Nolan Carroll in the second quarter over a tackle the cornerback made that upset the Jaguars. Blackmon was the closest and most vocal of the bunch, escalating the tiff to the point where Jaguars coach Gus Bradley took notice.

Babin then stepped in, apparently telling Blackmon to calm down, which drew a reaction from his teammate. Running back Maurice Jones-Drew eventually calmed Blackmon down and escorted him to the locker room.

Bradley met with Blackmon and Babin on Saturday.

"I'm not going to say that there was [nothing] between Justin and Jason Babin, but it was more like, 'Just back up when Gus is telling you to back up,'" Bradley said. "It's one of those things, and it probably appeared bigger. ... But it was a lot smaller than what I initially thought," Bradley said Saturday.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.

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