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Cecil Shorts: Facing 18-to-24 month recovery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Shorts (knee) faces an 18-to-24 month recovery and might not return to the NFL, Joe Scalzo of the Columbus Monthly reports.

Shorts suffered a devastating right knee injury in early December that included a torn ACL, MCL, and PCL, not to mention a dislocated kneecap. The short end of his recovery timeline would put him on schedule to be ready for training camp ahead of the 2018 campaign while the latter end would rule him out for that season entirely. Either way, in order to play again, the diminutive receiver will not only have to recover in full but also regain the necessary burst to separate from opposing defenders. A return from a catastrophe like this would be a gruesome task for any player, but for a 29-year-old veteran whose already shown signs of decline, it seems nearly impossible.

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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

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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P28/17/17@ JAC8:00 pm
P38/26/17CLE7:30 pm
P48/31/17WAS7:30 pm
19/10/17@ MIA1:00 pm
29/17/17CHI1:00 pm
39/24/17@ MIN1:00 pm
410/1/17NYG4:05 pm
510/5/17NE8:25 pm
610/15/17@ ARI4:05 pm
710/22/17@ BUF1:00 pm
810/29/17CAR1:00 pm
911/5/17@ NO1:00 pm
1011/12/17NYJ1:00 pm
Bye: Week 11
1211/26/17@ ATL1:00 pm
1312/3/17@ GB1:00 pm
1412/10/17DET1:00 pm
1512/18/17ATL8:30 pm
1612/24/17@ CAR1:00 pm
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2011Jacksonville Jaguars10023015.0251102
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1495597917.880717536
2013Jacksonville Jaguars13136677711.859310141
2014Jacksonville Jaguars13125355710.55317126
2015Houston Texans1144248411.54225127
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers951115213.8220208
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2012Jacksonville Jaguars1491-4-4.0-4000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars131300---0000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars131200---0000
2015Houston Texans11410474.712002
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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---
Kick Returns
2011Jacksonville Jaguars1048220.52300
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1400---000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars1300---000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars1300---000
2015Houston Texans1100---000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers911919.01900
Punt Returns
YearTeamGRetFCRet YdsAvgLgTD20+
2011Jacksonville Jaguars10126504.22701
2012Jacksonville Jaguars14000---000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars13000---000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars13000---000
2015Houston Texans1198707.81700
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers9000---000
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
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2011Jacksonville Jaguars1000000000
2012Jacksonville Jaguars1411000000
2013Jacksonville Jaguars1300000000
2014Jacksonville Jaguars1311000000
2015Houston Texans1121000000
2016Tampa Bay Buccaneers900000000

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