Via Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, Caldwell told Sirius XM NFL Radio on Monday that the team’s decision to draft two more receivers should provide an indication of the situation with Justin Blackmon.
The Jaguars added Florida State receiver Rashad Greene in the fifth round, and Monmouth receiver Neal Sterling in the seventh. There’s a chance that one, or both, won’t make the 53-man roster. Regardless, the message via the selection of two receivers is that the Jaguars are no longer holding a spot for Blackmon.
And for good reason. He last played in October 2013, and there’s no indication that he has remained clean long enough to get reinstated. There’s no indication, as recently noted by Big Cat Country, that Blackmon even wants to be reinstated.
The Jaguars already had a pretty good stable of young receiving talent in the form of Allen Robinson, Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns. The fact that they drafted two more receivers indicates that they're looking to build at the position and don't view Blackmon as someone who is going to help them anytime soon.