Cecil Shorts III Signs With Houston Texans


Cecil Shorts III, the big play receiver for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the last few seasons has departed for the rival Houston Texans in free agency.

With the signing the Jags’ biggest free agent name is now off the market.

The Texans are gaining a player with the potential to take it to the house on any given reception, though he hasn’t done a lot of it lately. Shorts has 12 TDs over four years, but just four in the last two. The Texans are also going to have to suffer through Shorts’ inability to remain on the field, never having finished a 16 game season once in his career.

Shorts came close to being the first Jaguars receiver to surpass 1000 yards since Jimmy Smith, but fell just 21 yards shorts in 2012. Still, that’s pretty impressive as he had Blaine Gabbert as the primary quarterback that disastrous season.

The Texans have seen the 27-year old twice a year for some time and have got to be comfortable understanding what he can and cannot bring to the table. It’s a smart move for the Texans to bring him in, especially if they can afford the risk that he may not see the field all the time. While his per reception average has dropped down to just 10.5, Shorts still has the potential to shrug off defenders with the ball in his hands and to out-muscle the defense on his way toward daylight.

Cecil Shorts is a gifted player, but he has struggled so far to be consistent. Hopefully the Texans will find a way for him to avoid those soft tissue injuries because he is a pleasure to watch when he is on his game.

We here at B&T wish him the best, except twice a year when he’s playing the Jaguars.

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