Jaguars cornerback Will Blackmon was out of work a month ago.
Now he’s the Jaguars’ leading cornerback in terms of snaps played this season.
Blackmon was cut by Seattle on Aug. 27. He signed with the Jaguars a day later.
“I was excited just to be on a roster” Blackmon said.
He’s more than a name on the roster now. Blackmon has started the last two games for the Jaguars in place of injured rookie Dwayne Gratz who suffered a high ankle sprain in the opener against Kansas City.
Blackmon is expected to start his third consecutive game Sunday when the Jaguars (0-3) host AFC South rival Indianapolis (2-1) at EverBank Field. The decision to sign Blackmon has worked out well for the Jaguars.
“It’s been very good for us” Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said. “He’s played a lot of ball for us already in a short period of time. I think his leadership too. He’s playing the game he played in the Super Bowl and I think that experience that he brings helps out our guys.”
In his six previous seasons