Jaguars Sign Justin Blackmon, Have Protection In Place

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed first-round pick Justin Blackmon to a four-year, $18.5 million deal, ending his hold out. The Jaguars were also able to get protection in the deal in case Blackmon ever gets suspended.

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Jaguars Deal With Justin Blackmon Defers Money, Protects Team

Negotiations between the Jacksonville Jaguars and their first-round pick Justin Blackmon took a little longer as the team tried to extract protections in the deal following the wide receiver's DUI arrest in Oklahoma this summer. According to Pro Football Talk, the Blackmon's deal defers 40 percent of his signing bonus.

Blackmon's deal is worth $18.5 million over four years. He gets $7.11 million of his signing bonus right away, with the rest coming in subsequent seasons. It breaks down like this:

In 2013, Blackmon is due to receive a roster bonus of $1.7 million, with $700,000 due on the fifth day of the league year and the rest due before the start of training camp. In 2014, $1.7 million is due on the fifth day of the league year. The last installment of $1.39 million is due on the fifth day of the 2015 league year.

The base salaries are $390,000 in 2012, $1.23 million in 2013, $2.07 million in 2014, and $2.91 million in 2015.

The deal is guaranteed with no offset language, but does still manage to give the team some protection in the event that he is suspended in that future guarantees go away.

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Justin Blackmon Agrees To Terms With Jaguars

Justin Blackmon has finally agreed to terms with the Jacksonville Jaguars and will sign his contract tomorrow, according to a tweet by Vito Stellino.

Terms of his contract have not yet been announced.

Blackmon was drafted by the Jaguars with the No. 5 back in April in the 2012 NFL Draft. The reason that has yet to sign his rookie deal, probably stems from his DUI arrest in Stillwater, Okla. back in June. Despite this signing, Blackmon will likely not play for the Jaguars' in their first preseason game against the New York Giants on Friday.

For more on the Jacksonville Jaguars visit SB Nation's Jaguars blog Big Cat Country. Still not enough football news for you? Check out SB Nation's NFL hub for more on all 32 NFL teams throughout training camp and the regular season.

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