"Absolutely," Jaguars owner Shad Khan replied Friday when asked if he would welcome back the suspended wide receiver, per the Florida Times-Union. "As a matter of fact, I'm very optimistic. I think he's paid his dues. I think he's got his life together. I think he can be a role model for people who have gone through hard times. We're waiting for him."
Drafted in the first round in 2012, Blackmon has rarely been on the field. He's been arrested for drug- or alcohol-related offenses three times since he entered the league -- his third offense coming in July, in the midst of his indefinite suspension -- and checked himself into a treatment facility in September.
Blackmon must be reinstated before he can take the field, but the Jaguars aren't negatively affected in the meantime, since he isn't earning a salary or taking up a roster spot. The receiver showed his immense talent while in college at Oklahoma State, and it appears as though Jacksonville will be more than happy to have him.