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Justin Blackmon eager to get to work at Jaguars camp

Justin Blackmon made his training camp debut Tuesday, immediately after signing his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Blackmon's DUI arrest in June proved to be a significant wrench in contract negotiations, and the sides eventually agreed to a deal that protects the Jaguars by deferring part of the wide receiver's signing bonus.

Blackmon discussed his initial goals Tuesday on NFL Network's "Inside Training Camp Live."

"Get in the playbook, try to catch up on the new things that they've thrown in, you know, try and catch up with all the things they've been going over for the last week and a half, two weeks," Blackmon said. "Film work, watching video. And just trying to catch up on everything."

Blackmon -- who believes he'll be told to sit out the Jaguars' preseason opener -- said no extra work has been planned with quarterback Blaine Gabbert at this time, but he said the pair have a strong base to build off.

"A good relationship, just as far as we been, of course we can grow, and I plan on growing better and better each day," Blackmon said. "Hopefully we can get out there and getting more chemistry from where we already are."

Blackmon has a lot of work to do, but his presence is a positive development for Jacksonville. Offensive coordinator Bob Bratkowski admitted Monday that the team's passing game is "not very good." Laurent Robinson, a big-money free-agent acquisition likely to start opposite Blackmon, has struggled in camp.

Blackmon's arrival is a necessary part of trying to move the unit forward.

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