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Jacksonville Jaguars GM concedes loss of star player

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Jacksonville Jaguars GM, David Caldwell today admitted that it would be 'relatively surprising' if wide receiver Justin Blackmon returned to the team for the 2014 season.

Blackmon is currently serving an indefinite suspension from the league after violating the NFL's substance abuse policy for the third time.

The talented receiver was drafted by the Jags fifth overall in 2012 but was suspended for the first four games of the team's 2013 regular season and was suspended indefinitely later that season.

When asked about the situation today at the pre-draft luncheon, Caldwell said: "It would be something that would be relatively surprising. Haven't gotten a whole lot of updates from the league [of] where he's at or from Justin, to be honest with you."

Blackmon is eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of this season but it seems from Caldwell's comments that the Jaguars do not expect to be able to call on his services and are planning for life without Blackmon.

The Jaguars have the third overall pick in this year's draft and it is possible that they could select Sammy Watkins, the highest rated receiver in this draft as a replacement for Blackmon.

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