Cecil Shorts Visiting Texans

Free agent wideout Cecil Shorts spent the first four years of his NFL career in Jacksonville, and now he appears to be mulling the possibility of joining another AFC South team. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle (via Twitter), Shorts is paying a visit to the Texans.

While the two sides aren’t on the verge of any sort of contract agreement at this point, a positive visit in Houston for Shorts could ultimately lead to a deal. The Texans are in the market for a veteran wideout to complement DeAndre Hopkins after having parted ways with Andre Johnson earlier this month. With Johnson having signed with the Colts and Shorts considering the Texans, the AFC South could be undergoing a wide receiver version of musical chairs this month.

In a follow-up tweet, McClain notes that he expects Houston to add a veteran receiver via free agency and then to draft a wideout in the first two rounds this spring as well, with a focus on speed. Although Shorts’ yards per catch averaged dipped to just 10.5 in 2014, he served as a deep threat for the Jaguars earlier in his career, racking up 979 yards and seven touchdowns on only 55 receptions in his first season as a starter in 2012.

The Jets and Chargers have also been mentioned as potential suitors for Shorts.

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