Jacksonville Jaguars

Position
WR
 
Jersey
84
Name  Cecil Shorts III
Born  12/22/1987
Height  6-0
Weight  202
College  Mount Union
8/18/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts returned to practice Sunday after missing three weeks with a hamstring injury.
Insight: According to Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union, he used the word "rusty" four times in describing his play. He expects to be ready for Week 1 versus Philadelphia. Shorts (66 receptions for 777 yards and 3 TDs in 13 games last season) will be the Jaguars No. 1 receiver if he can stay healthy.
 
7/27/2014 1:16:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts will miss several weeks with a strained hamstring, according to Michael DiRocco of ESPN.
Insight: Shorts has missed five games the past two seasons and played most of last year with a sports hernia that required surgery in the offseason. Still, with an ADP of 113.5 he's a good value pick because he should dominate targets for Jacksonville.
 
12/17/2013 2:56:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the final two games of the season.
Insight: Shorts is expected to undergo surgery during the offseason. He finished with 66 catches, 777 receiving yards and three scores this season. Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Marcedes Lewis will be Chad Henne's top targets in Shorts' absence.
 
12/15/2013 10:58:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) will miss Sunday's game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Insight: Shorts is expected to undergo surgery during the offseason. He has 66 catches, 777 receiving yards and three scores this season. Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Marcedes Lewis will be Chad Henne's top targets Sunday against the Bills, but none is worth starting.
 
12/12/2013 2:02:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts will be a game-time decision says coach Gus Bradley.
Insight: Shorts has been battling a groin injury and sat out the last two practices. He's only scored three times this season after seven touchdowns in 2012, but he has reached the end zone the past two weeks.
 
12/1/2013 5:03:00 PM
Description: Browns CB Joe Haden shut down Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts for most of the day in Week 13, but Shorts beat him with a double move for a 20-yard game-winning TD with 40 seconds left in the game.
Insight: For some reason, Haden bit on the first move even though a short catch would have been beneficial to Cleveland at that point. Shorts saw 11 targets and caught six for 64 yards and the touchdown. It was his first score since Oct. 6.
 
11/24/2013 12:02:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers. plus the Jaguars will be without Mike Brown, Stephen Burton and Justin Blackmon.
 
11/22/2013 4:58:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers.
 
11/21/2013 8:31:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) was limited again in Thursday's practice but he should play in Week 12.
Insight: Shorts was heavily targeted over the first eight games but he has received just nine targets in the last two weeks. He complained about his role after last week's game so he should see plenty of looks this week and should put up high-end WR3 numbers.
 
11/17/2013 5:47:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts was not pleased with his role in Sunday's game against Arizona, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union. Shorts had just two catches on five targets for 22 yards one week after catching two balls on four targets for 42 yards at Tennessee.
Insight: "I'm not holding my tongue anymore," Shorts said. "To have one target until seven minutes left in the game, that's (expletive) dumb. That's dumb, period. I have to say something and sit down with (the coaching staff) because it's getting ridiculous in my opinion." Look for Shorts to be back in 10-target territory next week because as we've learned, the squeaky wheel gets the grease.
 
11/10/2013 11:56:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is active for Week 10 against the Titans.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday and then received Thursday off. He makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
 
11/8/2013 4:45:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts (groin) is probable for Week 10 against the Titans.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday and then received Thursday off. He makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
 
11/7/2013 4:41:00 PM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts received a day off from practice Thursday after putting in a limited session Wednesday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Shorts was listed as limited with a groin injury Wednesday. He should be fine to play Sunday against the Titans and makes for a strong WR2 with Justin Blackmon suspended for the rest of the season. Shorts has seen at least 10 targets in all seven of his healthy games, with only Week 6, when he left with a shoulder sprain, as the exception.
 
10/23/2013 9:40:00 AM
Description: Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts says his sprained shoulder is feeling much better than it did last week. SOURCE: Hays Carlyon, Florida Times-Union
Insight: He's going to play Sunday versus San Francisco. A near 1,000-yard receiver in 2012, Shorts is on pace for 1,122 yards this season. That's an impressive feat considering Chad Henne and Blaine Gabbert have been the ones delivering passes to him. As good as Shorts has been, the lack of touchdowns is a valid complaint (one score in seven games this season).
 
10/20/2013 6:30:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) had eight catches for 80 yards Sunday against the Chargers.
Insight: Shorts looked to be a long shot to play when he was having trouble sleeping earlier this week but he ended up seeing 13 targets against San Diego. His day could have been even better but he dropped a sure touchdown on a perfectly thrown ball by Chad Henne. Henne is at least competent and will continue to target the Shorts and Justin Blackmon duo 20-plus times per game.
 
10/20/2013 12:13:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) will play Sunday against San Diego.
Insight: Shorts went from having trouble sleeping earlier in the week due to pain from his shoulder sprain to being active Sunday. There's some risk that Shorts won't be able to get through a full game but he can be started as a WR3 as he'll likely see 10 targets if he stays on the field.
 
10/18/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts (sprained shoulder) said Friday that he thinks he'll play in Week 7 against San Diego, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
Insight: Shorts has an SC joint sprain and said earlier this week that he couldn't sleep because he was in too much pain. However, he was more optimistic Friday. "I’m sure once the adrenaline kicks in, I’ll play ball and deal it. It's something I have to fight through." Shorts will likely be a game-time decision, and fantasy owners should be more concerned about the injury than the emergence of Justin Blackmon as the team's top receiver. When Shorts is healthy he'll still get at least 10 targets, but he's a risky play in Week 7.
 
10/18/2013 1:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has a sprained SC joint in his shoulder having missed practice all week is doubtful for Sunday.
Insight: Shorts hasn't been officially ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers but fantasy owners should be making other plans.
 
10/15/2013 4:49:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts has a sprained SC joint in his shoulder, according to John Oehser of Jaguars.com.
Insight: Shorts hasn't been ruled out for Week 7 against the Chargers but his status is in question. He'll likely be a late-week or game-time decision.
 
10/13/2013 4:20:00 PM
Description: Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts, already dealing with a groin injury, suffered a shoulder injury in the first quarter against Denver.
Insight: He is not expected to return. Shorts is the NFL's most targeted player over the first five week.
 

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