Posted August 06, 2012

Justin Blackmon to sign: Jaguars agree to deal with final rookie holdout

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Wide receiver Justin Blackmon has agreed to a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will soon sign a deal that will end the final rookie holdout of the year, the team announced on Twitter.

Blackmon, the No. 5 pick in the NFL Draft, was the last rookie who had yet to sign a contract. The former Oklahoma State star twice won the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver.

In June, Blackmon was arrested for aggravated DUI. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor DUI charge and received no jail time. His contract talks reportedly stalled at least partly because Jacksonville wanted protection against future off-the-field issues.

Maurice Jones-Drew, Jacksonville’s star running back, is still holding out from training camp. If that continues, Blackmon may be forced immediately into a major role in the offense.


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