Jacksonville Jaguars second-year wide receiver Justin Blackmon started training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list after having surgery on his groin. He's also suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, but despite not being on the field he's still heavily involved early in practice.
Blackmon has been vocal and supportive with his receiver teammates while he's on the sideline with drills, "wooing" and hollering when there's a big play.
You can tell it's killing Blackmon to not be on the field, so he's trying to get involved anyway he can.
"We challenged him to do that and we challenged him to compete any way he can but it’s great because he’s helping the younger guys, he’s there with Cecil Shorts and he’s talking every play," Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley said of Blackmon. "He’s really engaged and that’s what we expect him to be."
When one of the younger receivers makes a big catch, Blackmon rushes out to high-five them, spinning his towel in the hair. He's giving the receivers tips when they come back on their and what they can do to improve it.
It's killing Justin Blackmon to not be on the field, and that might be exactly what he needs.