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Jaguars’ Justin Blackmon could be on the move

10/23/2013 at 8:07 am By

justin blackmonThe 0-7 Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly one of the worst teams in the NFL, maybe even one of the worst ever. Since they won’t be winning any many games this season, speculation is starting to build that their best player, wide receiver Justin Blackmon, could be on the move by next week’s trade deadline:

On Tuesday night’s edition of Pro Football Talkon NBCSN, former Chiefs G.M. and Patriots V.P. of player personnel Scott Pioli flagged Blackmon as a player who could be moved, given that he was acquired with the fifth overall pick in the draft by former G.M. Gene Smith.

Obvious candidates for his services include the Colts and Falcons.  Indy needs a replacement for Reggie Wayne, and Atlanta could use a replacement for Julio Jones.

The Colts could use an explosive  wideout like Blackmon to fill in for Wayne, who went down with a torn ACL last Sunday, and the Falcons could as well with Julio Jones sidelined for the year with an injured foot. Former Jags GM Gene Smith took Blackmon fifth overall last season, and although Blackmon was suspended for the first four games this year for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, he’s still racked up 384 receiving yards in three games since.

At this point, Jacksonville should take whatever they can get for Blackmon in preparation for a rebuild. They can use all the draft picks they can secure now that they’re the front runners in the Teddy Bridgewater sweepstakes.

-ALR

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3 Comments so far

  1. Richard

    on 10/23/2013 - Reply

    Does any think before they publish this junk?

    The Jaguars are not going to trade away their best player on offense, just because he is tradable.

  2. Joe Black

    on 10/24/2013 - Reply

    This is such a reach for an article!! The editor has excellent creative writing skills… That’s about it!!

  3. Juno Jag

    on 10/24/2013 - Reply

    This dude is out of his mind. The point of a rebuild doesn’t mean you get rid of every player the previous guy drafted regardless of how talented they are. And even if they traded him, no way they trade him to division competition in the colts. Also didn’t the colts already trade their 1st round pick to get the RB from the browns. The jags current GM has ties to both Indy and Atl and that is the only reason those names are mentioned.

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