The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken another hit at wide receiver. Justin Blackmon, who returned in Week 5 after being suspended the first four games of the season, has once again been suspended for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Blackmon will be suspended indefinitely without pay for his latest violation.
From Albert Breer of the NFL Network:
Jaguars announce WR Justin Blackmon has been suspended indefinitely for violating substance abuse policy. Was suspended Weeks 1-4, also.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 1, 2013
There are no details on what Blackmon may have tested positive for or what triggered the suspension, but he will miss the remainder of the season at a minimum. He will not be eligible for reinstatement until the start of the 2014 season.
The Jaguars are without a win, but they looked promising with Blackmon at receiver. Now, they will need Cecil Shorts III and second-year wide receiver Mike Brown to step up. Without a quarterback and with very few players for Chad Henne to throw the ball to, the Jaguars chances of earning a win this season are taking yet another hit.