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  1. CHUNKNESS

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    Jaguars Poised To Trade Justin Blackmon

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    Jacksonville, FL - Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Justin Blackmon was suspended Tuesday for four games due to violation of the league's substance abuse policy. Due to this violation, the Jaguars could release Blackmon, their first round pick in 2012, without having to pay him another cent due to language in his rookie contract. However, the team has indicated they will not release last year's No. 6 overall selection, according to Bobby Kimosabe of the Jacksonville Journal Gazette.

    Blackmon is no stranger to problems off the field. While at Oklahoma State, Blackmon was arrested for a DUI in 2010, resulting in a one-game suspension. In June of last year, Blackmon was once again arrested for DUI, but was not disciplined by the league. It is apparent that the receiver is struggling with his current team both on and off the field.

    Sometimes a change of scenery makes all the difference in the world. It is obvious that Blackmon isn't a big part of his current team's plans for the future. Following the recent turn of events, the Jaguars have shown they are more interested in developing their other young talent rather than dealing with a receiver who is not interested in the team.

    As such, it's really no surprise that the team is open to trading Blackmon. While several teams have indicated interest in the young receiver, one team stands out as the front runner. The Jaguars have not released an official statement regarding the player's current status with the team, but a Jaguars official did comment that the team and the player are at an
    "impasse."

    That said, there are a few teams that must consider making a trade for the receiver despite his current situation with the Jaguars. Blackmon, who is a young, talented player in the league at the age of 23, can be developed into a league leading receiver provided the right coaching and quarterback who can target him on the field. He's in the second year of his rookie deal, and with a cap hit of just $2.7 million in 2014 (bonus removed), the financial risk is minimal for the team that lands him. Rumor has it, a suitor has already been found.
     
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  2. thafuture3886

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    Bobby Kimosabe :ROFLMAO:
     
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