JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell says it would be "relatively surprising" to have receiver Justin Blackmon on the field next season.
Blackmon is suspended indefinitely without pay for repeated violations of the league's substance abuse policy.
He was previously suspended the first four games of last year for violating the policy. He played four games before getting suspended again - at least for a year.
But the Jaguars aren't counting on Blackmon to return after eight games in 2014.
Asked Friday whether he expects Blackmon back, Caldwell says: "It's not something that we're counting on. It would be something that would be relatively surprising. Haven't gotten a whole lot of updates from the league where he's at or from Justin, to be honest with you."