Cecil Shorts III 84 | Wide Receiver

Jacksonville Jaguars

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Fri. Aug 22, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Shorts (hamstring) had no catches on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Lions. Impact: Shorts played a limited number of snaps in his first appearance of the preseason, which allowed UDFA Allen Hurns to see plenty of work with the first-team offense. While locked in as a Week 1 starter, Shorts could face competition for snaps if he doesn't flash his 2012 form. Hurns is having an incredible preseason, and the Jags selected both Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson (hamstring) in the second round of May's draft. With Robinson yet to play this preseason, Shorts and Lee are the projected starters, with Hurns making a strong case for at least the No. 3 role. Even if we assume that Shorts will essentially be an every-down player throughout the entire season, there's considerable competition for targets in what will likely be one of the league's worst passing offenses. On a more positive note for prospective fantasy owners, the Jags will likely spend much of the season playing from behind.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Aug 20, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) is expected to play "about 15 plays" in Friday's third preseason game against the Lions. Impact: Shorts returned to practice Sunday after being sidelined since the first day of training camp due to a hamstring injury. Projected to be the Jaguars' No. 1 pass-catching option this season, Shorts was handed Tuesday's practice off to ensure he's available Friday versus Detroit. Although his snap count will be limited, any game action should help Shorts gear up for the regular season.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Aug 19, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) was given the day off Tuesday, the Florida Times-Union reports. Impact: Shorts continues to work back from a hamstring injury and acknowledged over the weekend that he's still rusty. Though Shorts is considered healthy, the team opted to give him an extra day off in advance of Friday's preseason matchup against Detroit.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Aug 17, 2014
News: Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III has returned to practice and could play in Friday's preseason game at Detroit. Impact: Shorts was back working with the first-team offense Sunday, a little more than three weeks after straining his right hamstring in the team's opening training camp practice.(STATS, 12:50pm)
Aug 17, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring), who returned to practice Sunday, acknowledged that he is "definitely rusty," the Florida Times-Union reports. Impact: Shorts injured his hamstring back on July 25, so a little rust is not unexpected at this stage. While it remains unclear what sort of plans the Jags have for the 26-year-old wideout over the team's next two preseason games, Shorts believes that he has enough time to get up to speed, in advance of the team's regular season opener. "Absolutely, it's more than enough time," Shorts said Sunday. "It's the perfect amount of time actually. I'm confident about that."(RotoWire, )
Aug 17, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) will practice Sunday, The Florida-Times Union reports. Impact: Shorts' right hamstring injury has kept him sidelined since the opening day of training camp. Nonetheless, with a week of practice slated before Friday's preseason game, Shorts is expected to play in some capacity the next time Jacksonville takes the field. Considering Shorts enters the season as Jacksonville's No. 1 wideout, he'll use the remainder of the preseason to build chemistry with quarterbacks Chad Henne and Blake Bortles.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 15, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) is expected to return practice in a limited capacity on Sunday, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Barring any setbacks, the report suggests that Shorts -- who injured his hamstring on the first day of training camp -- figures to see some reps in next Friday's preseason contest against the Lions. Assuming his health entering the regular season, Shorts is in line to serve as the Jags' top wideout, with rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson also candidates to emerge as key cogs in the team's passing game.(RotoWire, )
Aug 10, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) won't be ready for Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, according to the Jaguars' official site. Impact: On the plus side, the report suggests that Shorts' issue is not viewed as a long-term concern and that he could be back in time for the Jags' third preseason game, against Detroit on Aug. 22.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Aug 9, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) is "definitely ahead of schedule" in his rehab but is still without a firm return timetable, the Florida Times-Union reports. "I ran 100 percent a couple times last week straight-line and actually ran 8-10 routes, too, and felt good," Shorts said. "I'm going to do it again Sunday and we'll go from there. We just want to be careful and not aggravate it." Impact: Shorts, who has been out since July 25 with a right hamstring injury, is unlikely to play in the Jags' second preseason game versus the Bears on Thursday. However, he's targeting a return for the team's matchup with Detroit on August 22. Barring a setback, Shorts will have at least a preseason game or two to work himself into game shape before the regular season begins September 7.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Shorts (hamstring) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason game against the Bucs, the Florida Times-Union reports. Impact: When Shorts suffered a strained hamstring back on July 25, the initial estimate was that the wideout would miss at least two weeks. While it's still unclear when he'll be back, receivers coach Jerry Sullivan suggested that he is hopeful that Shorts will get some work in before Week 1. With Shorts, as well as the likes of Allen Robinson and Mike Brown also banged up, Marqise Lee and undrafted rookie Allen Hurns could draw starting wideout assignments for the Jags on Friday.(RotoWire, )
Cecil Shorts III
2013 Season
REC
66
YDS
777
AVG
11.8
TDS
3
Bio
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 202  Age: 26
Born: 12/22/1987, Cleveland, Ohio
College: Mount Union
NFL Experience: 4th season
Drafted: 2011 - Rd 4
(114th overall by the Jaguars)
Salary: $1,431,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury