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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

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

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Hamstring
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.

August 28, 2014  –  Cecil Shorts News

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Shorts (hamstring) caught one pass for 17 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason finale against the Falcons.

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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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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
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  (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 (hamstring) had no catches on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Lions.

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Shorts (hamstring) is expected to play "about 15 plays" in Friday's third preseason game against the Lions.

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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.
Shorts (hamstring) was given the day off Tuesday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Shorts (hamstring), who returned to practice Sunday, acknowledged that he is "definitely rusty," the Florida Times-Union reports.

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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."
Shorts (hamstring) will practice Sunday, The Florida-Times Union reports.

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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.
Shorts (hamstring) is expected to return practice in a limited capacity on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.

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Shorts (hamstring) won't be ready for Thursday's preseason contest against the Bears, according to the Jaguars' official site.

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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.

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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.