FF Today's Take:Head coach Gus Bradley said yesterday "It’s not exactly good that he didn’t practice today, but we’ll see what happens." Shorts has been dealing with hamstring issues since early in the preseason. Fantasy owners need to be making plans to be without the receiver for the foreseeable future.
Cecil Shorts out with hamstring injury-- Sat Sep 6 1:50 pm --
Rookie receivers get big opportunity on Sunday
The Jaguars have declared wide receiver Cecil Shorts out of the season opener at Philadelphia with a hamstring injury and he won’t make the trip for the game.
The other three players not making the trip are running back Storm Johnson, offensive tackle Austin Pasztor and tight end Clay Harbor.(Florida Times Union)
FF Today's Take:Shorts had been bothered by a hamstring injury during training camp and it flared up again on Thursday. He was limited in practice Friday. With Shorts out, Marqise Lee, Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson (all rookies) will be the top targets for Chad Henne. Lee and Hurns offers the most fantasy appeal but both are desperation plays.
Cecil Shorts still bothered by hamstring injury-- Fri Sep 5 11:59 am --
Misses practice Friday
Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts participated in this morning’s walk-through but is not practicing because of hamstring tightness that forced him to leave Thursday’s practice early.
Shorts was not present during the first 30 minutes of today’s workout.
It is expected that Shorts will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s opener at Philadelphia.(Florida Times Union)
FF Today's Take:Shorts was unable to finish practice yesterday so it's looking more an more like he won't be available against the Bears this week. Expect him to be a gametime decision. If he can't go, Marqise Lee, Allen RobinsonAllen Hurns and Mike Brown will be the top receivers for Chad Henne.
Shorts feels "rusty" in return to practice-- Sun Aug 17 1:36 pm --
First real practice since April
Jaguars standout receiver Cecil Shorts used the same word four times to describe his first practice in over three weeks.
"It felt good to be back out there with the guys," Shorts said. "I'm definitely rusty. So, I've got to continue to work and to not get frustrated. I understand this is really my first practice since April."(Florida Times-Union)
FF Today's Take:Shorts has missed a good chunk of the preseason with hamstring issues but hopes to be ready for Week 1. He'll be monitored closely and any setback over the next couple weeks will certainly cause his ADP to plunge even further. His injury risk has caused him to drop into the 11th-round (WR52) in standard scoring 12-team leagues.
Pulled from practice due to tightness in hamstring
Receiver Cecil Shorts was pulled from practice because of tightness in his hamstring. Shorts’ 2013 preseason was derailed by a strained calf and he was limited throughout the off-season program because of a similar injury. And today, he was held out of practice at the end with the hamstring problem.(Florida Times Union)
FF Today's Take:With Justin Blackmon suspended indefinitely, Ace Sanders serving a four-game suspension and two rookies likely to see significant playing time, the Jaguars will need Shorts on the field more than ever this season. Shorts' injury risk is growing by the day and something fantasy owners should take note of.