Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Justin Blackmon was escorted from the field following a heated argument with Miami cornerback Nolan Carroll in the second quarter of Friday night’s 27-3 exhibition loss to the visiting Dolphins.
Blackmon sat out while recovering from groin surgery, but he was on the sideline in street clothes when he started jawing with Carroll. It was unclear who or what prompted the verbal tiff.
The exchange intensified to the point where Jaguars coach Gus Bradley got involved.
Running back Maurice Jones-Drew stepped in, calmed Blackmon down, and escorted him to the locker room.
Blackmon returned to the sideline to start the second half. He approached Bradley, and the two hugged it out before the third quarter began. Blackmon is suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
It sounds as if everything is okay with Blackmon and his head coach. He's suspended for the first four games of the season and could provide WR3 value when he returns. In his final 10 games of 2012, he averaged 5.0-74-.50, which are #14 WR-type numbers.