Oct 6, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Chris Givens (13) carries the ball \while under pressure from Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon (24) during the second half at The Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Scott Kane-USA TODAY Sports

Jaguars Will Blackmon fined $21,000 for blind side block on Cardinals Justin Bethel

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Will Blackmon has been assessed a fine of $21,000 for a blind side block on special teams against Cardinals defensive back Justin Bethel, according to a league spokesman.  The hit occurred in the Cardinals 27-14 win over the Jaguars in Jacksonville this past week.  The hit resulted in Bethel suffering a concussion, which has put his availability for the Cardinals game against the Indianapolis Colts in question.

Blackmon is a key special teams player that also contributes as a corner for the Jaguars.  He has been able to contribute 21 solo tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss, 9 pass deflections, and 1 interception, 2 forced fumbles, a recovery and a touchdown this season.

The Jaguars go on the road this week to take the worst record in the NFL, 1-9, to Houston play against the similarly awful Houston Texans and their 2-8 record in a battle for third place in the AFC South.

The Cardinals have been a surprising 6-4 so far this season, but get a real test when they face the Colts with a chance to make a move in the NFC West.  Their playoff chances are alive and well, but they are in a difficult situation with the San Francisco 49ers who are also 6-4, both behind the Seattle Seahawks who are 10-1.

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