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Cecil Shorts

26-Year-Old Wide Receiver – Jacksonville Jaguars

2013 Receiving Stats

Rec

66

Yds

777

TD

3

Avg

11.8

Tar

124

2013 Receiving Projections

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook

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 1...

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2013 ADP:  78

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (WR): Hidden

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Bye Week:  9

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Groin
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.

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Shorts underwent sports hernia surgery on Thursday, the Jaguars' official site 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
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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
As Compared To Other Wide Receivers
Height:   6' 0"
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Weight:   202 lbs
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Cecil Shorts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Shorts (groin) will be placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Rather than risk further injury to Shorts' groin, the Jaguars will step in and end the 25-year-old's season with two games to go. It was a rather disappointing year for Shorts, overall, as he hauled in just 66-of-125 targets for 777 yards and three touchdowns, though it wasn't all his fault, as he suffered from less-than-stellar quarterback play.
John Oehser of Jaguars.com suggested Monday that Shorts' (groin) season may be over.

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Although the report is speculative, it does note that coach Gus Bradley indicated that the wideout's lingering groin injury is a concern at this stage. With the Jags sitting at 4-10, there is little incentive to rush Shorts back. In his absence in Week 15, Mike Brown saw seven targets, while Kerry Taylor saw five and Ace Sanders drew three.
Shorts (groin) is inactive Sunday against the Bills.

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With Shorts out Sunday, Ace Sanders, Mike Brown, and Kerry Taylor figure to see added targets in the Jags' Week 15 passing offense.
Both the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport and ESPN's Adam Schefter report that Shorts (groin) is not expected to play Sunday against the Bills.

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With Maurice Jone-Drew heading into the game listed as doubtful, it looks like the Jags will be without two of their top players on offense Sunday, a scenario which will be confirmed, either way, as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches.
Shorts (groin) is not in line to play this Sunday against the Bills, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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Shorts announced Friday that he will have postseason surgery on his groin and it looks like the injury is enough to keep him out this week. Shorts' anticipated absence -- which will be confirmed one way or the other as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches -- likely means more week 15 looks for Jags wideout Mike Brown.
Shorts (groin) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills after practicing on a limited basis Friday.

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Shorts acknowledged Friday that he'll have postseason groin surgery, but hopes to play Sunday, according to Ryan O'Halloran of Florida Times-Union. His limited practice participation Friday suggests that he could suit up this weekend, but Shorts is still best treated as a game-time decision in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
Shorts (groin) took part in Friday's practice, John Oehser of Jaguars.com reports.

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Coach Gus Bradley called Shorts (groin) "very questionable" for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Jaguars' official site reports.

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The wideout is trending toward a game-time decision this week, with Bradley indicating Thursday that if Shorts can't play, Mike Brown, Kerry Taylor and Jeremy Ebert likely would handle outside receiver duties Sunday, with Ace Sanders remaining in the slot.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2013

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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.