Cecil Shorts WR HOU 2 weeks ago

Shorts will have competition for his starting spot in training camp after the Texans drafted a pair of receivers this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The additions of first-rounder Will Fuller and third-rounder Braxton Miller show that the Texans are intent on infusing their receiving corps with young and dynamic talent. Fuller likely presents the biggest challenge to Shorts given the fact that he was the Texans' first selection and that his speed complements DeAndre Hopkins on the outside. Still, Shorts has the inherent advantage of experience within the system over the Texans' pair of rookie wideouts. Regardless, Shorts will need to put together a strong showing in camp to keep the young weapons at bay.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) caught one of three targets for five yards in Saturday's 30-0 loss to Kansas City in the wild-card round of the playoffs. He and fellow wideout Nate Washington combined for just two catches and eight yards in the loss, but most of that can be attributed to the poor play of quarterback Brian Hoyers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Shorts was third on the Texans in targets (75), receptions (42) and yards (484), but had some difficulty staying on the field while dealing with hamstring and shoulder injuries. Shorts can be retained by the Texans for the 2016 season, but there might be a push to give Jaelen Strong a more prominent role. The team's first priority is figuring out their quarterback situation, which will obviously impact Shorts' value next season.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game versus the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Texans will have its entire receiving corps intact -- also, DeAndre Hopkins (hand) and Nate Washington (hip) -- but Shorts is returning from a two-game absence to face the ninth-ranked pass defense, a combination which may not yield the desired results in the box score.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) is listed as probable for Saturday's game against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

As is Nate Washington, which sets the stage for both players to be available Saturday to combo up with top wideout DeAndre Hopkins in the Texans' passing game in the team's playoff opener.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

More on Shorts' status Friday, but assuming no issues with his hamstring following a full practice Thursday, he's trending toward a probable designation for Saturday's playoff tilt against the Chiefs.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Coach Bill O'Brien relayed Monday that Shorts (hamstring) "has a chance" to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

While O'Brien fell short of declaring that he expects Shorts to play this weekend, the wideout -- who has been out since suffering his latest injury back in Week 15 -- has a chance to return to the Texans' lineup, with fellow receiver Nate Washington considered "day-to-day" with a hip injury.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday's playoff game against the Chiefs, ESPN.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Shorts missed the Texans' final two regular season games due to injury, but should be ready when the postseason starts this weekend. In making his first career playoff appearance, Shorts figures to mix in with teammates Nate Washington and Jaelen Strong to complement top wideout DeAndre Hopkins in the Texans' passing game.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) won't play Sunday against the Jaguars.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Shorts out again this week, Nate Washington and Jaelen Strong are candidates for added looks in the Texans' passing attack Sunday behind top wideout DeAndre Hopkins.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Shorts (groin) will not be ready for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, ESPN's Tania Ganguli reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Shorts expected to miss a second straight week, Jaelen Strong will likely have another chance to fill in as the No. 3 wide receiver. There's very, very little chance that the result of the Houston-Jacksonville game will actually have any impact on the playoff picture, but the Texans are still expected to play their starters to be safe. It's unclear if Shorts has a real shot to return for the opening round of the playoffs.

Cecil Shorts WR HOU 5 months ago

Shorts (groin) won't play Sunday against the Titans.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With Shorts out this week, Nate Washington and Jaelen Strong are candidates for added looks in the Texans' Week 16 passing attack behind DeAndre Hopkins, the team's No. 1 wideout.