"A lot of it is a gray area because the league allows only so much contact with Justin," Caldwell said according to the Florida Times-Union. "It's our understanding that he's doing well. ... [A]t some point in time, he will be back."
Blackmon is suspended indefinitely for a third infraction of the league's substance abuse policy. He was suspended four games at the start of the 2013 season and racked up 29 catches for 415 yards and a touchdown in four games before getting suspended again.
Blackmon continued to show promise this season, racking up 29 catches for 415 yards in just four games.
It's unclear when
Caldwell said he hasn't been told when Blackmon will be able to work with the team yet. He added that he's viewing Blackmon as a luxury at this point. Blackmon played in just four games this season due to two separate suspensions.
Fantasy owners in seasonal leagues can release Blackmon, and a great replacement option is fellow Jacksonville receiver Mike Brown, who is owned in just 2 percent of leagues on CBSSports.com. He has eight catches for 163 yards and a touchdown in his past two games on 14 targets, but his playing time is expected to increase opposite Cecil Shorts.
As for Blackmon, Fantasy owners in dynasty and keeper leagues now have to worry about his future. He's under contract through 2015, but he's had trouble staying on the field. This is his second suspension for violating the substance abuse policy after he missed four games to open the 2013 season.
He played only four games this year, and he finished with 29 catches for 415 yards and one touchdown. He's proven to be an elite talent, but you have to worry about his attitude and approach based on his constant battles with potential substance abuse.
Don't give up on Blackmon just yet in dynasty and keeper formats until we have all the information, but his once-promising value is now on the decline.
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