Toronto Argonauts get CFL rights to Justin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon hasn't played professional football since the middle of the 2013 season, but if the suspended wide receiver is ever reinstated by the NFL, a Canadian team may be interested in giving him a second chance.

Per Sportsnet, the Toronto Argonauts have acquired the CFL rights to the 25-year-old Blackmon. But if Blackmon is looking to revive his career, he'll first need the NFL to rescind his indefinite suspension.

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Under the CFL's "Ricky Williams rule," a player suspended by another professional league first needs that suspension lifted before he is eligible to play in Canada.

Blackmon, the fifth overall pick in the 2012 hasn't played since Week 8 of the 2013 season, when he was suspended indefinitely for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell told reporters in early August he doubted Blackmon would play in the NFL again.

Whether he ends up ever playing in Canada either remains to be seen.

(h/t Sportsnet)