The Texans cut wide receiver Cecil Shorts III over the weekend, but he might not be out of work for long. At least five teams are interested in Shorts, the 28-year-old told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.
“We have a lot of interest. I’m trying to figure out the best fit for me and figure out what’s next,” Shorts said. “We’re going to take our time and make a good decision.”
Shorts, a 2011 fourth-round pick, has spent his entire career in the AFC South thus far. Before joining the Texans on a two-year, $6MM deal in March 2015, he played four seasons with the Jaguars. From 2012-15, Shorts appeared in 51 games (38 starts) and combined for 216 catches, 13 touchdowns, and a 13.0 yards-per-reception average. The 6-foot, 200-pounder missed five games and only logged four starts last year while dealing with multiple injuries, but he did rack up 42 catches – nearly four per contest – and is now healthy.
Shorts agreed to a pay cut in June to remain in Houston, though he ultimately wasn’t able to crack the club’s roster. However, based on what he told Wilson, another opportunity should come soon.
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