The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't counting on the return of Justin Blackmon for the 2014 season, but the team doesn't plan on severing ties with the wide receiver, either.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday morning that the Jags are open to taking back Blackmon and playing him if the NFL reinstates him this season, according to a source with knowledge of the team's plans.
This is not a huge surprise. Blackmon is a very good receiver (64.0 yards per game in his first 20 career games) and if he can get his head on straight, he could go on to have a very good career. His salary is minimal, so the Jaguars are wise to see how this plays out.