Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon returned to practice after a four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse program this week and he is on track to make his 2013-14 regular season debut.
As expected, the Jaguars placed Blackmon on the active roster in anticipation of tomorrow’s match up against the St. Louis Rams.
To make room for Blackmon on the roster, guard Jacques McClendon was let go.
The Jaguars have struggled greatly throughout the first month of the season, but they could finally get their offense going now that their top wide receiver will be back in the line up. Of course, that all relies on starting quarterback Blaine Gabbert finally waking up and finding a way to get the ball to his targets outside.
As an added bonus for the Jaguars, the Rams secondary is dealing with plenty of injuries.
Cortland Finnegan is listed as doubtful, safety T.J. McDonald broke his leg and defensive back Trumaine Johnson has missed the week of practice.
If Gabbert can wake up, Blackmon and Cecil Shorts could be in for a big game as the team fights for their first win of the season.