JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Jacksonville coach Gus Bradley says Justin Blackmon's suspension "was disappointing" for the wide receiver and the Jaguars.
Blackmon was suspended indefinitely without pay Friday for his latest violation of the NFL's substance-abuse policy. He was previously suspended the first four games of this season for violating the policy. The latest violation is his third offense in about 18 months.
Bradley said Monday in his comments since the suspension was made public that Blackmon is "a difference-maker" and that the Jaguars are "just handling it day by day right now."
Unlike his earlier four-game suspension, the 23-year-old Blackmon won't be allowed in the building during this one. He will be eligible to apply for reinstatement prior to the start of the 2014 season.
Jacksonville plays at Tennessee on Sunday.