JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have taken another step toward parting ways with suspended receiver Justin Blackmon.
The Jaguars removed Blackmon's name plate from atop his locker, the latest indication that he has no future with the franchise.
General manager Dave Caldwell hinted during the draft that the team will cut Blackmon when and if he gets reinstated. The 2012 first-round draft pick is suspended indefinitely for repeated violations of the league's substance-abuse policy.
Owner Shad Khan weighed in after the team's state-of-the-franchise presentation Tuesday.
Khan said Blackmon's situation is ''an absolute tragedy. I have a hard time expressing. I'm a parent myself. I met with his parents. I think he's such a talented guy, the best years ahead of him. But after a while it's out of your control.''
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