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NFL notes: Revis, Schiano on good terms
So, the three-time All-Pro took it upon himself to meet with Schiano this week to stress theres zero truth that he has a problem with the way the Bucs are using him.
Revis was a shutdown cornerback with the New York Jets, routinely holding some of the leagues top receivers in check.
Chargers Fluker has concussion The San Diego Chargers offensive line could take a hit before it takes the field on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans.
Right tackle D.J. Fluker was unable to practice on Thursday, one day after suffering a concussion in practice. Fluker, the teams top pick in this years draft, had started the first two games for the Chargers.
Fluker was injured late in Wednesdays practice and the concussion was diagnosed after the workout, said coach Mike McCoy. He wouldnt say if Flukers backup, Mike Harris, would start if Fluker is unable to go.
Offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt also mentioned that right guard Jeromey Clary could return to right tackle, where he started 46 games before being moved inside this offseason.
Tannehill still has sore shoulder Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is still nursing a sore right shoulder that has limited his practice time, and cornerback Dimitri Patterson has had a setback in his recovery from a groin injury.
The Dolphins said Tannehills status was unchanged Thursday, an off day for the team. He was limited Wednesday after being sacked five times at Indianapolis.
Patterson would not have been able to practice, the Dolphins said. He was limited Wednesday and missed last weeks game.
Browns sign McGahee The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent running back Willis McGahee, giving them a capable veteran after trading Trent Richardson to Indianapolis on Wednesday.
McGahee, 31, who spent last season with Denver, passed his physical Thursday.
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, McGahee led the Broncos with 731 rushing yards last season. Hes been a remarkably durable back during his nine-year NFL career despite suffering a serious knee injury in his final game in college at Miami.
McGahee has rushed for 8,097 yards with Buffalo, Baltimore and Denver, which released him in June.
White returns to practice for Falcons Altanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White has returned to practice while cornerback Asante Samuel and offensive tackle Sam Baker were held out for the second straight day with injuries.
Jaguars WR Blackmon suspended for substance abuse
The league suspended Blackmon on Bicimotos Tuesday for the first four games of the 2013 season for his second violation in less than a year. He will not get paid for the four-week hiatus. Maybe more importantly, the suspension triggers language in his contract that voids future guarantees.
Now, the Jaguars could cut him without having to pay about $10 million that remains on a four-year, $18.5 million contract.
''It's very disappointing,'' general manager Dave Caldwell said on a conference call with reporters. ''We understand that this isn't all going to be an upward trend and we're going to have setbacks. To be honest with you, things like this are frustrating because it's an avoidable situation. That's what's real concerning and frustrating. At the end of the day, we're going to have 53 players on our team on opening day and we're just moving forward and we're not slowing down.''
It's Blackmon's third substance-related incident in less than three years. He was arrested on a misdemeanor DUI charge in Texas in 2010 after officers caught him speeding on a suburban Dallas highway. The charge was later reduced to an underage alcohol possession charge. A little more than a month after the Jaguars traded up to select the former Oklahoma State star with the fifth overall pick in last year's draft, he was arrested during a traffic stop in Stillwater, Okla., after a breath test allegedly showed his blood alcohol content to be three times the legal limit.
That arrest landed him the NFL's substance-abuse program.
It's unclear what caused his second violation, but it could have been a failed drug test.
''He realizes he's at a crossroad, not only in his career but in his life,'' Caldwell said. ''We do not anticipate his level of accountability to be any different than anybody else in this franchise, including myself.''
Blackmon vowed last June that getting in trouble is ''not who I'm going to be.''
He found himself apologizing again Tuesday.
''I've made a mistake and I have no excuse,'' he said in a statement. ''I am truly sorry and disappointed in myself for putting the Jaguars in this situation, and I look forward to putting this behind me and maturing and growing as a person. I will have a productive training camp and preseason with my team, and during the suspension, I will work hard to stay in top football shape and be ready to help the Jaguars when I return.
''I have chosen to be accountable for my poor decision, and I sincerely apologize to my teammates, coaches, the front office and Jaguars fans for the impact of my mistake on the team.''
Blackmon, who caught 64 passes for 865 yards and five touchdowns as a rookie, will miss games against Kansas City, Oakland, Seattle and Indianapolis. He will be eligible to return to practice Monday, Sept. 30. He will be allowed to attend meetings and be inside the facility during the suspension, but can't practice or play.
''We are here to help and support him,'' Caldwell said. ''There's only so much we can do under the CBA in terms of helping a player. At some point in time, these players have to help themselves and take care of themselves.''
Caldwell declined to say when the Jaguars learned about Blackmon's suspension or the possibility of it.
The Jaguars seemingly had an indication before the draft. They selected former South Carolina receiver/punt returner Ace Sanders in the fourth round and former Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson in the fifth. Robinson will be used at running back and slot receiver.
Jacksonville also has Mohamed Massaquoi, Jordan Shipley, Taylor Price and others vying for the starting spot opposite Cecil Shorts III.
''We know that we're not going to have 53 angelic players,'' Caldwell said. ''But there's no excuse for not doing the right thing. These guys were young guys in college; now they're professionals, they're a reflection of the Jacksonville Jaguars and our community here and we don't take this thing lightly.''
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