Jaguars' Justin Blackmon reportedly headed for rehab


With Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely without pay, the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver is expected to seek help.

Blackmon will enter a rehab facility after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, ESPN reported Sunday. It lines up with what NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport noted last week about the receiver planning to take steps to solve his issues.

It's unclear if Blackmon remains in Jacksonville's long-term plans, but the former first-round pick is eligible to apply for league reinstatement prior to the start of next season.

It's been a bumpy road for Blackmon, who already missed the first four games of the season for violating the substance-abuse policy. He also was charged with DUI at Oklahoma State, a charge that later was reduced to underage alcohol possession. And he was charged with aggravated DUI just prior to training camp in 2012.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley has expressed support for Blackmon, but the team is under no obligation to pay him further due to his atypical rookie contract. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported last week that Jacksonville still might stick with the young receiver.

That wouldn't surprise us. If he can stay out of trouble, Blackmon easily is the most talented player on this rebuilding team.

We recapped every one of Sunday's games in our Week 9 "Around The League Podcast."