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Dave Caldwell: 'We have to count on not having Justin Blackmon'

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell appeared on SiriusXM NFL Radio yesterday and reiterated what he's said all along: Justin Blackmon likely isn't coming back.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have moved on from suspended receiver Justin Blackmon, and the latest proof of that was in general manager Dave Caldwell radio appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

During his Monday afternoon appearance on The SiriusXM Blitz, Caldwell talked about top pick Dante Fowler, Blake Bortles' offseason growth and development, and finished with a question about Blackmon's likelihood of return.

His answer?

"I think our approach is to continue as business as usual, and that would be without Justin [Blackmon]. I think if he was ever to get reinstated, we’d welcome him back. But up until then, we have to count on not having him. When we drafted obviously two more receivers, I think that tells you where we are with that."

Caldwell, and the rest of the Jaguars coaching staff, has been very, very consistent about Blackmon. We'd all like to see him play up to the potential that comes with drafting a guy with the No. 5 overall pick, but it's seeming more and more likely he doesn't really want to play football. (And that's okay.)

Listen to the entire Caldwell interview here.