According to Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon sat out the final day of this past weekend’s rookie minicamp with a sore foot.
Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey indicated they had him sit out for precautionary reasons.
“General soreness in the foot, being precautionary with this camp,” said Mularkey. “We saw what we had to see (the first two days) and got a good chance to install and be around him and him be around us and we thought this just felt it would smart on his part and our part if we just held him out of the drills and have him ready to go with OTAs start here in about eight days (a week from Tuesday). ‘’
Mularkey also said, “Was it worth the risk. Why push it anymore?’’
“He got sore yesterday and finished practice and we felt like it would be in his best interests to make sure we were cautious again in this type of camp where you’re just trying to introduce schemes and introduce coaching style. We still feel like we got enough information out to him to feel good about him,’’ he said.
Blackmon’s sore foot is likely nothing to worry about right now.