JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 05: Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #14 during Jacksonville Jaguars Minicamp at EverBank Field on May 5, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida (Photo by Rick Dole/Getty Images)

Justin Blackmon Is A Full Participant At Jaguars Practice

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in practice Wednesday but appears to be fine.

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Justin Blackmon Practices In Full, Ready For Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon was a full participant in practice Friday and will be ready to make the first start of his career Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.

Blackmon injured his ankle in practice on Wednesday, but wasn't bothered by the injury and has been able to practice without limitations over the past two days. This is great news for the Jaguars offense and quarterback Blaine Gabbert in particular, who became one of his favorite targets as the preaseason wore on. Blackmon caught 10 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in the preseason this year.

Blackmon was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Oklahoma State. The two-time Biletnikoff Award Winner caught 121 balls for 1522 yards and 18 touchdowns in the high-powered Cowboys offense last year.

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Justin Blackmon's Injury Isn't A Big Deal

While Justin Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in practice Wednesday, it doesn't appear that it will affect his availability for the Jacksonville Jaguars game against the Minnesota Vikings this week.

The rookie wide receiver reportedly did not have any after-effects, as he was ready to go on Thursday:

SB Nation's Big Cat Country didn't sound too concerned about the situation.

It's good news for Jaguars fans, who had to suffer through a punchless offense in 2011 that featured a struggling rookie quarterback (Blaine Gabbert) with very few weapons to get the ball to in the passing game.

Blackmon, a two-time Biletnikoff Award winner at Oklahoma State, was drafted No. 5 overall to give Gabbert some help, but rookie WRs have one of the toughest transition processes coming out of college.

The last thing Blackmon needs in 2012 is a lingering ankle injury, so it will be something to watch closely on Sunday.

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Justin Blackmon Injured; Status Unknown

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Justin Blackmon suffered an ankle injury in practice Wednesday.

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