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Cecil Shorts

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Jacksonville Jaguars

2014 Receiving Stats

Rec

48

Yds

510

TD

1

Avg

10.6

Tar

100

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

After missing time with concussions in 2012, Shorts dealt with groin and shoulder injuries last year, causing him to miss three games outright and the majority of two others. At 6-0, 202 and with good...

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2014 ADP:  119.27

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 12/22/1987  College: Mount Union  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Cecil Shorts Contract Information:

Signed with the Jaguars in July of 2011 to a four-year, $2.67 million contract.

December 18, 2014  –  Cecil Shorts News

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Shorts caught 2-of-7 targets for 15 yards in Thursday's 21-13 win over the Titans.

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Cecil Shorts NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2011 23 Jac 10 2 30 1 11 15.0 2.7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 82 0 50 0 0 0
2012 24 Jac 14 55 979 7 105 17.8 9.3 17 5 4 0 0 1 -4 -4.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2013 25 Jax 13 66 777 3 124 11.8 6.3 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Jax 12 48 510 1 100 10.6 5.1 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
2014 Proj 26 JAC Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Cecil Shorts

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2011 23 Jac 10 0.9 1.1 1.0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 24 Jac 14 10.0 13.9 11.9 4 70 12 5 4 0 -0 0 0 0
2013 25 Jax 13 7.4 12.4 9.9 5 60 16 11 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 26 Jax 12 4.8 8.8 6.8 4 43 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Proj 26 JAC Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Cecil Shorts

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Wide Receiver

Snap Count Stats

632

Offensive Snaps in 2014

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 632 of his team's snaps on offense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Off ST
2012 654 2
2013 702 3
2014 632 0
Cecil Shorts 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @Phi
2 @Was
3 Ind 60 0 5 35 1 10 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
4 @SD 34 0 2 25 0 4 12.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Pit
6 @Ten 61 0 10 103 0 16 10.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cle 65 0 3 12 0 9 4.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
8 Mia 60 0 3 41 0 8 13.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Cin 53 0 5 40 0 7 8.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
10 Dal 54 0 5 119 0 7 23.8 3 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 BYE Bye Week
12 @Ind 51 0 1 6 0 3 6.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
13 NYG 62 0 4 35 0 8 8.8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
14 Hou 67 0 2 3 0 10 1.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Bal 65 0 6 76 0 11 12.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Ten 0 0 2 15 0 7 7.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 @Hou

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Cecil Shorts  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 0"
BELOW AVERAGE
Weight:   202 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.50 sec
AVERAGE
Shuttle Time:   4.07 sec
GREAT
Cone Drill:   6.50 sec
ELITE
Arm Length:   31.68 in
BELOW AVERAGE
Hand Length:   9.25 in
AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   35 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   114 in
POOR
Bench Press:   21 reps
ELITE
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Cecil Shorts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shorts hauled in six catches for 76 yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

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Shorts had two catches for three yards in Sunday's loss to Houston.

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Shorts (illness) finished with four catches for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Giants.

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Shorts (flu) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.

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Shorts (flu) is probable for Sunday's game against the Giants, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Shorts (flu) returned to practice Thursday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Shorts (flu) missed practice Wednesday, the Jaguars' official site reports.

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Shorts had just one catch for six yards in Sunday's loss to the Colts.

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Shorts (hamstring) caught five passes for 119 yards in Sunday's loss to the Cowboys.

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Shorts (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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Shorts (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

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Shorts sat out Thursday's practice to rest his hamstring, but he is good to go for Sunday's game after getting in a full practice session Friday. Shorts has tallied just 256 receiving yards in six games, but he has been getting regular looks from quarterback Blake Bortles, as evidenced by his average of nine targets per contest.
Though Shorts sat out Thursday's practice with hamstring tightness, he hopes to play Sunday against the Cowboys, the Florida Times-Union reports. "Taking today off to rest it and then go out there and practice [Friday] and go from there," Shorts noted Thursday.

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We'll thus revisit the wideout's status Friday, though at this stage it appears as though Shorts intends to practice in some capacity on Friday in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff against Dallas.

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2014

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2013

Justin Blackmon may have had the star pedigree and 236-yard game last year, but it was Shorts who had four 100-yard games and was by far the more efficient and reliable receiver. Shorts averaged 17.8 YPC (2nd) and 9.3 YPT (8th) despite playing with arguably the worst quarterbacks in the league east of Arizona. At 6-0, 202, Shorts has decent size and enough speed to beat defenses deep (17 catches for 20-plus, and five for 40-plus on just 105 targets). While his timed speed at the NFL Combine (4.6) was below par, he ran a 4.35 at his Pro Day after adjusting his technique. Shorts also saw a fair number of red-zone targets (16), but that was with the prior coaching regime and with Maurice Jones-Drew injured most of the year, so it might not mean much. Shorts should vie with Blackmon to be the team's top target, but while Blackmon serves his suspension for the first four games, Shorts should have the role all to himself. It's worth noting Shorts suffered two concussions during the latter part of last year and eventually wound up on injured reserve. At press time, he's symptom free, and it shouldn't impact his status, but concussions have a tendency to recur, and every subsequent one adds greater long-term risk, a factor the Jaguars and Shorts would undoubtedly take into account should he suffer another.

2012

Shorts had an outstanding rookie training camp, but the wheels fell off his bus once the regular season began as he tallied two receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown. Despite the abysmal totals, Shorts is expected to make the final 53 as he began to show chemistry with QB Blaine Gabbert down the stretch and is working with a new WR coach in Jerry Sullivan. Even if reports out of training camp indicate Shorts looks ready to make an impact, temper your expectations; with Justin Blackmon, Laurent Robinson and Mike Thomas in the mix at receiver, Shorts may not receive enough opportunity to make a considerable fantasy impact in his sophomore season.

2011

Shorts boasts good receiving fundamentals, but may face a significant learning curve in training camp due to the low level of competition he played against in college. Still, if he shows any sort of potential, the Jags' receiving talent is thin at best, so he will be given every opportunity to succeed. Don't expect him to start out of the gate, but long-term, he could be a decent possession receiver.