JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Justin Blackmon is now officially a Jaguar.
The team's first round draft pick ended his holdout by signing a contract Monday. He reported to camp Tuesday morning.
Blackmon, 22, who was arrested for a DUI in 2010 and pleaded guilty to aggravated DUI for a June 2012 incident, gave into the Jaguars' demands for verbiage in his contract to protect Jacksonville should Blackmon encounter any off-the-field issues, according to reports.
Blackmon, who said he let his agent handle the contract negotiations, said the worst part about the holdout was not being able to practice with the team.
The arrest came after the Jaguars drafted Blackmon fifth overall in the NFL Draft, but before he signed his rookie contract with the team.
Blackmon caught 121 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns at Oklahoma State last season. Over his final two seasons in college, Blackmon tallied 132 catches, 3,304 yards and 38 scores.
Jaguars general manager Gene Smith said while Blackmon is limited in what he can do because of the NFL's three-day acclimation period -- during which he cannot practice with pads -- Smith said he thinks Blackmon can catch up and get back where he needs to be.
Coach Mike Mularkey said it appears that Blackmon had been doing some conditioning during his absence, but that he needed some more time of seeing Blackmon with the team to see what he knows.
Sports Director Dan Hicken is covering this story and will have more coming up on First Coast News on WJXX-ABC 25 and WTLV-NBC 12.
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