Jags' Blackmon injures ankle, status for opener against Vikings unknown

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier admits the team took a good, hard look at Justin Blackmon during the NFL Draft, but decided to choose left tackle Matt Kalil instead. One pick later the Jaguars took Blackmon, who now has a chance to show the Vikings they made a mistake. But his status for the game is unknown after he injured his ankle on Wednesday.
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