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Cecil Shorts | Wide Receiver

Team: Jacksonville Jaguars
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/22/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 202
College: Mount Union
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Cecil Shorts was held without a catch in his preseason debut.
Shorts rotated with Allen Hurns in two-wide sets and didn't appear fully healthy. He finished with two targets in the passing game. Shorts offers WR3 value in the eleventh round of fantasy drafts, but comes with red flag injury risks. Aug 23 - 12:45 AM

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Cecil Shorts (hamstring) returned to practice Sunday.

As expected. Shorts dressed out for practice Friday, but returned to 11-on-11 work this morning in hopes of getting some work in the Jaguars' third preseason game. Shorts missed the better part of a month with his strained hamstring. Don't expect the Jaguars to push him too hard, as Shorts has been prone to lower-body, soft-tissue injuries. He comes with plenty of risk.
Aug 17 - 1:19 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will return to practice Sunday.

Shorts pulled his hamstring at the beginning of training camp and missed the Jaguars' first two preseason games. He needs to find a way to stay on the field. Shorts has battled numerous soft-tissue injuries in his legs the past two seasons, making him hard to trust as anything more than a WR3 in fantasy.
Aug 15 - 1:04 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) ran at 100 percent in a straight line this week, and feels he is "ahead of schedule."

Shorts has been sidelined with a Grade 2 hamstring strain since July 25. This hamstring injury is just the latest in a long line of soft-tissue maladies that have plagued Shorts over the last year. He should be healthy to start the season, but it is fair to question if he will stay that way. Shorts is currently being drafted in the eleventh round.
Aug 9 - 11:28 AM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will not play in Friday night's preseason opener.

Shorts sustained a Grade 2 strain two weeks ago and is week-to-week. He missed most of spring and all of camp to this point with hammy issues. WRs coach Jerry Sullivan sounded frustrated, saying "you still need work. I don't care who you are or how long you've played." The Jags will be without Shorts, Allen Robinson, and Mike Brown on Friday. They all have hamstring problems.
Aug 8 - 10:28 AM

Tests revealed that Cecil Shorts sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain in Friday's practice.

In other words, it's more severe than standard early-camp tightness. Shorts will be sidelined at least two weeks, adding more injury concerns to his outlook. He underwent groin surgery in December and sat out almost all offseason workouts with calf and hamstring issues.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 27 - 7:25 PM

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is expected to miss "several weeks" with a hamstring strain.

The injury forced Shorts from practice on Friday. Injuries have become a bugaboo for Shorts, who missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a hamstring injury and has been limited by injuries each of the last two seasons. Shorts should be ready for the start of the season, but it is hard to be confident he will play a full 16 in 2014.
Jul 26 - 12:43 PM

Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell reiterated the team wants to sign Cecil Shorts long term.

Shorts is entering a contract season. "I’ve been in communication with his agent and we’ve had good talks," Caldwell said. "We’re trying to find a happy ground with what’s best for Cecil and what’s best for us. We obviously would like him here for the long term." In June, the Florida Times Union suggested Shorts could command Doug Baldwin money. Baldwin has a three-year, $13 million deal.
Jul 26 - 12:39 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) had to leave Friday's training camp practice early with hamstring tightness.

We normally don't post injuries like this, but it's becoming a concern after he missed most of OTAs and all of minicamp with a balky hamstring. The injuries have been piling up for Shorts the past season-and-a-half or so. It's something to monitor this summer. Shorts is expected to play in the slot more in 2014.
Jul 25 - 12:27 PM

Jaguars WRs Cecil Shorts and Mike Brown are participating in Larry Fitzgerald's summer camp in Minnesota.

The "Fitzgerald Camp" is a two-week workout session that has served as a prelude to breakout wide receiver years in the past, although both Shorts and Brown attended last year's Fitz Camp as well. Per Brown, "about 30" players are participating this year, including Dwayne Bowe, Andre Roberts, Kyle Rudolph, Ryan Mallett, and Chiefs CB Sean Smith. Shorts appears to have recovered from his June hamstring injury, which cost him most of OTAs and all of minicamp.
Source: jaguars.com
Jul 11 - 2:25 PM

Cecil Shorts (hamstring) won't participate in this week's minicamp.

Shorts sat out most of OTAs, as well. It's not a major concern and shouldn't affect his availability for training camp, but Shorts has become increasingly prone to injury the past year or so. He battled a concussion in 2012 and was hampered by calf, shoulder, and groin injuries last season, the last of which required surgery.
Jun 17 - 1:14 PM

The Florida Times Union thinks Doug Baldwin's deal with the Seahawks could be a template for contract-year WR Cecil Shorts.

Baldwin inked a three-year, $13 million contract that includes $8.5 million guaranteed. Shorts and Baldwin's career numbers are eerily similar despite Shorts playing nine fewer games over the same timeframe. He's been a big-time beneficiary of garbage time. 42.9 percent of Shorts' receiving yards came in the fourth quarter last season. The Jaguars are expected to let injury-prone Shorts play out his contract, though the two sides have had "general" talks.
Jun 8 - 10:44 AM

The Jags have had "general" contract discussions with Cecil Shorts, who is going into the final year of his rookie deal.

"Obviously, we want him here for the long haul," GM David Caldwell said. "He's a valuable part of our organization and we'd love to at some point in time take care of Cecil." Shorts is the Jags' clear-cut No. 1 receiver, but is coming off an injury-marred 2013, and has two high draft picks to contend with in the receiver corps. It's unlikely either side is in a rush to get a deal done.
May 13 - 4:47 PM

Cecil Shorts is not yet fully recovered from his December sports hernia surgery.

Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and expects to be 100 percent shortly. "I’m on the right path where I’m able to run without any pain," he said. "I still have some work to do and I’m not 100 percent yet, but I’m looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back." Still only 26 years old, Shorts returns as Jacksonville's clear-cut No. 1 receiver with Justin Blackmon continuing to serve an indefinite suspension.
Apr 23 - 9:35 PM

ESPN Jaguars blogger Michael DiRocco expects the team to wait to extend Cecil Shorts' contract until during the season.

Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which is set to pay him a $1.389 million base salary. As much as he flashed in 2012, Shorts took a step back this past season as he dealt with a shoulder injury and sports hernia operation that sent him to I.R. Considering who Shorts has had throwing him the football, he's been a major bright spot. As long as the Jaguars upgrade the quarterback position, Shorts shouldn't have a problem betting on himself.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 5 - 3:43 PM

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