Jaguars sign CB Will Blackmon, waive CB Marcus Burley
The Jacksonville Jaguars signed seventh-year cornerback Will Blackmon, the club announced today. Rookie cornerback Marcus Burley was waived from the roster. Blackmon, 6-0, 210, has played in 43 games with two starts over six seasons and totaled 21 tackles, five fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He averaged 9.5 yards on 67 career punt returns and boasts a 20.7-yard career average on 81 kickoff returns. Blackmon was originally a fourth-round draft pick by the Green Bay Packers in 2006 where he played in 32 games with two starts over four seasons. He was signed as a free agent by the New York Giants in the middle of the 2010 season and spent parts of two seasons with the club. Blackmon was not on a roster in 2012 and spent the 2013 preseason with the Seattle Seahawks before he was waived on August 27.
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1. JORDAN TODMAN: The Jaguars’ leading rusher this preseason (20 attempts for 163 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown last week), Todman’s performance combined with Justin Forsett’s lingering big toe injury has Todman in line to claim the final tailback position. If he gets a small amount of work against the Falcons, it could mean he’s safely on the 53-man roster. 2. JULIAN STANFORD: A starter for much of last year’s second half, Stanford has had a non-descript training camp/preseason. He hasn’t been glaringly bad, but it’s also tough to remember anything about him. Rookie LaRoy Reynolds’ emergence has given him an inside track on one reserve spot, Andy Studebaker could be a special teams core player and Kyle Knox was added to the mix on Tuesday. Stanford needs a big game to stick.
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While the Jacksonville Jaguars are clearly set at starting running back with Maurice Jones-Drew, the rest of the depth chart still offers a couple of question marks as the regular season draws near. It’s assumed that Justin Forsett is the No. 2 running back, but who will own the No. 3 slot when Week 1 rolls around? If the preseason is any indicator, Jordan Todman could have a place on the 53-man roster when the Jaguars make their final cuts. A 2011 sixth-round pick out of Connecticut, Todman has bounced around the league since being drafted by the San Diego Chargers. He spent some time with the Minnesota Vikings in 2011 and 2012 before signing with the Jaguars midway through last season.