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10 Cecil Shorts WR

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Buccaneers' Cecil Shorts: Future in doubt after catastrophic knee injury in 2016
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shorts finished the 2016 season with 11 receptions (27 targets) for 152 yards and no scores over nine games. He also returned one kickoff for 19 yards.

The sixth-year pro arrived in Tampa five days prior to the season opener after a surprise release by the Texans, and it could well prove to be the final stop of his career. Shorts suffered a catastrophic knee injury in Week 13 versus the Chargers, one that saw him tear the ACL, MCL and PCL in his right knee. Going on 30 years of age, the Mt. Union product is thus likely to encounter significant difficulty in regaining both the necessary explosion and requisite interest from teams that would enable him to once again acquire gainful employment in the league. Shorts also had trouble achieving separation on a consistent basis when he was healthy in 2016, as he notably went without a reception in three of the nine contests he was active for, and tallied just one catch in four others. A veteran with a solid track record, Shorts was thought to have a realistic chance of vaulting Adam Humphries for the slot receiver role when he was first signed, but then actually was handed the reins of the No. 2 job once Vincent Jackson (knee) was lost to injury. Having failed to make a significant impact in that role and now also facing an extensive rehabilitation, he doesn't figure to be on the NFL radar in 2017 at a minimum.

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Buccaneers' Cecil Shorts: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Buccaneers placed Shorts (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The move was expected after Shorts dislocated and tore the ACL, MCL, and PCL in his right knee Sunday at San Diego. With his season over, he finishes with 11 catches (on 27 targets) for 152 yards. In order to replenish the receiving corps, the Buccaneers have promoted Josh Huff from the practice squad.

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Buccaneers' Cecil Shorts: Severe knee damage
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Shorts, who is slated to miss the remainder of this season, tore his ACL, MCL and PCL, and dislocated his right knee during Sunday's game against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Shorts' knee injury is as bad as it gets and will understandably prevent him from playing again this season. At 28 years old, Shorts unfortunately now faces a long road to recovery as he becomes an unrestricted free agent this offseason. He finishes 2016 with 11 catches for 152 yards, and his absence figures to offer Adam Humphries (concussion), Russell Shepard, and Freddie Martino more looks going forward.

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Buccaneers' Cecil Shorts: Season over
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shorts suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's game against the Chargers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Shorts is believed to have done extensive damage to his right knee Sunday, and although exactly what injuries he incurred are not known yet, the veteran's season has already been deemed over. With Shorts sidelined going forward, Russell Shepard and Freddie Martino could see more work opposite Mike Evans, with Adam Humphries (concussion) a candidate to receive even more targets from his slot position when healthy.

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Buccaneers' Cecil Shorts: Believed to have major injury
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

The Buccaneers believe Shorts may have suffered a major right knee injury in Sunday's victory over the Chargers, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The full extent of the injury that forced Shorts from Sunday's game has not been confirmed, but the Buccaneers believe he may have torn all the ligaments in his knee and also dislocated it. Official word on Shorts' diagnosis should be provided shortly, but it appears he is dealing with a type of injury that will cut short his campaign. That would open up snaps for fellow receiver Adam Humphries (concussion) if healthy, as well as Russell Shepard and Freddie Martino.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpp.RecYdsLgTD
19/11/16ATL0000
29/18/16ARI112120
39/25/16LAR0000
410/2/16DEN0000
510/10/16CAR0000
710/23/16SF0000
810/30/16OAK0000
911/3/16ATL120200
1011/13/16CHI238220
1111/20/16KC562190
1211/27/16SEA1660
1312/4/16SD114140
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Receiving
YearTeamGGSRecYdsAvgLgTD20+40+1st
2011Jacksonville Jaguars10023015.0251102
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1495597917.880717536
2013Jacksonville Jaguars13136677711.859310141
2014Jacksonville Jaguars13125355710.55317126
2015Houston Texans1144248411.54225127
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers951115213.8220208
TOTAL7043229297913.08014428140
Rushing
YearTeamGGSAttYdsAvgLgTD20+1st
2011Jacksonville Jaguars10000---0000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1491-4-4.0-4000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars131300---0000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars131200---0000
2015Houston Texans11410474.712002
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers9500---0000
TOTAL704311433.912002
Passing
YearTeamGGSAttCompPctYdsYPALgTDIntTkld20+40+Rate
2011Jacksonville Jaguars10000---0---0000/000---
2012Jacksonville Jaguars14900---0---0000/000---
2013Jacksonville Jaguars131300---0---0000/000---
2014Jacksonville Jaguars131222100.03216.0023100/010158.3
2015Houston Texans11411100.02121.0021100/010158.3
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers9500---0---0000/000---
TOTAL704333100.05317.6723200/020158.3
Kick Returns
YearTeamGNoYdsAvgLgTD40+
2011Jacksonville Jaguars1048220.52300
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1400---000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars1300---000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars1300---000
2015Houston Texans1100---000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers911919.01900
TOTAL70510120.22300
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2011Jacksonville Jaguars10126504.22701
2012Jacksonville Jaguars14000---000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars13000---000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars13000---000
2015Houston Texans1198707.81700
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers9000---000
TOTAL7021141205.72701
Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2011Jacksonville Jaguars1022.000000.0000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1400.000000.0000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars1300.000000.0000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars1344.000000.0000
2015Houston Texans1100.000000.0000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers911.000000.0000
TOTAL7077.000000.0000
Fumbles
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Jacksonville Jaguars1000000000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1411000000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars1300000000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars1311000000
2015Houston Texans1121000000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers900000000
TOTAL7043000000
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/202
Birthdate:
12/22/1987
Age:
29
Hometown:
Kent, OH, USA
School:
Mount Union
NFL Experience:
6
Awards:

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