As Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts enters the final year of his rookie contract, the 26-year-old must prove he can stay healthy and play 16 games, reports ESPN.com. Shorts missed 11 games over his first three seasons, including the last three games of 2013 with a sports hernia.
Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell told team supporters during an event in Jacksonville Thursday that they're unsure on just how well suspended receiver Justin Blackmon is doing. The team doesn't have a firm timetable on his return. The Jaguars have previously said they'd like to have him back.
With Darren McFadden and Rashad Jennings both expected to hit the free agent marketplace, this offseason should be huge for Raiders running back Latavius Murray. On injured reserve for his rookie season with an ankle injury, Murray might be in a position to land a big chunk of the Oakland run game workload. Coach Dennis Allen will be watching and evaluating.
The Raiders announced Monday they placed tight end David Ausberry on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. The Raiders elevated offensive lineman Lamar Mady from the practice squad to take Ausberry's roster spot.