The last remaining unsigned draft pick isn’t any closer to getting a deal done.
There’s been no real progress between the Jacksonville Jaguars and wide receiver Justin Blackmon, a league source tells PFT. Blackmon has been and will continue to be absent from training camp until a deal gets done.
It’s not known exactly what the issues are separating the two sides, but it’s safe to say that the team wants protections in case Blackmon’s off-field problems overshadow his on-field talent. There were already whispers that Blackmon was a character risk for the Jaguars even before he was arrested for drunk driving during the offseason.
Eventually, one side is going to have to give to get Blackmon in camp. But at the moment neither side appears to be eager to take a step toward the other. And that means the two players the Jaguars thought would be their biggest offensive playmakers — Blackmon and Maurice Jones-Drew — remain at home while the rest of the team is working.