Five-Plus Teams Interested In Cecil Shorts III

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.

Cecil Shorts III (vertical)

“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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5 comments on “Five-Plus Teams Interested In Cecil Shorts III

  1. Bring him into Chicago on a prove himself type of deal the Bears need help at the slot receiver position and I’m not sold that Kevin White is where he needs to be going into the regular season

  2. josh51021

    he’s a good player. someone will be able to get him for cheap. I think he’ll have a good year this year.

  3. Bruce

    Come to New England, it looks like Amendola is going to be on the PUPpy list for the beginning of the season, he could slide right into his slot so to speak.


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