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Cecil Shorts

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Jacksonville Jaguars

2013 Receiving Stats

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66

Yds

777

TD

3

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11.8

Tar

124

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:  123.38

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  11

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hamstring
HT: 6' 0"   WT: 202   DOB: 12/22/1987
College: Mount Union  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.

July 27, 2014  –  Cecil Shorts News

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Shorts (hamstring) will be sidelined for at least the first two weeks of training camp with a grade two hamstring sprain, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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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 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Cecil Shorts – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

702

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 702 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Cecil Shorts was on the field for 3 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2012 654 2
2013 702 3

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Cecil Shorts 2013 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 KC 71 0 3 40 0 11 13.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Oak 67 1 8 93 0 14 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Sea 63 0 8 143 0 15 17.9 2 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 0
4 Ind 56 0 7 61 0 12 8.7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
5 @StL 60 0 5 74 1 11 14.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 0
6 @Den 3 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 SD 58 0 8 80 0 13 10.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0
8 SF 69 0 7 74 0 10 10.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
9 BYE Bye Week
10 @Ten 59 2 2 42 0 4 21.0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Ari 57 0 2 22 0 5 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Hou 66 0 8 71 0 11 8.9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
13 @Cle 73 0 6 64 1 11 10.7 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Hou 0 0 2 13 1 7 6.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
15 Buf
16 Ten
17 @Ind

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
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Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   202 lbs
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Cecil Shorts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shorts (hamstring) is expected to miss the first few weeks of training camp, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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After dealing with various injuries the past two seasons, Shorts tweaked his hamstring at the very beginning of training camp. While the issue isn't considered to be all that serious, the fourth-year wideout enters 2014 with a number of concerns. Not only is he stuck in what figures to be a poor offense, but Shorts is coming off a disappointing campaign, while the Jaguars drafted both Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee in the second round of May's draft. Having said all that, Shorts has shown impressive big-play ability at times, and he's easily the Jaguars' most experienced wide receiver.
Shorts, who suffered a hamstring injury Friday, is not at Saturday's practice, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

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Shorts left Friday's practice with a hamstring injury, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

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Shorts (calf) won't practice this week, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

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Shorts left Tuesday's practice with tightness in his calf, Jaguars.com reports.

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Shorts could re-sign with the Jaguars as he enters the final season of his original four-year, $2.6 million contract, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Jags' GM Dave Caldwell expressed confidence that Shorts would remain with the franchise beyond 2014. "We've had some general discussions with his representation," Caldwell said. "Obviously, we want him here for the long haul. He's a valuable part of our organization and we'd love to at some point in time take care of Cecil." Shorts burst onto the scene in 2012, catching 55 passes for 979 yards and seven touchdowns. Last season, dealing with inconsistent quarterback play, Shorts recorded 777 yards and three touchdowns. The 26-year-old could be in for a major pay raise as the focal point of a young, but talented receiving corps.
Shorts continues to bounce back from groin surgery that he underwent in December, the Florida Times-Union reports. "Im on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," Shorts 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."

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Though Shorts isn't quite up to speed yet, coach Gus Bradley is encouraged by the wideout's progress. "His rehab has gone very well," Bradley said. "Hes leaner and he's in great shape." Once he's fully healthy, Shorts -- who caught 66 passes for 777 yards and three TDs in 13 games this past season, will be counted on heavily by the Jags, with Justin Blackmon's status uncertain. Meanwhile, Shorts is in the final season of the four-year, $2.6 million contract that he inked with Jacksonville after being drafted in 2011.

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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.