Cecil Shorts
WR HOU (9)
4 days ago

Shorts caught one pass for five yards on two targets in Saturday's preseason game against the Saints.

EDGE Analysis

Will Fuller, Jaelen Strong and Braxton Miller all got playing time with the first-team offense, whereas Shorts received both of his targets late in the third quarter. The depth chart appears to be wide open behind DeAndre Hopkins, but Saturday's usage suggests Shorts is on the outside looking in.

Cecil Shorts
WR HOU (9)
2 months ago

Shorts' base salary has been reduced to a non-guaranteed figure of $1.2 million for 2016, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Shorts' original deal called for $2.75 million non-guaranteed, but by re-working his contract with the Texans, he's presumably earned a degree of job security at the amended team-friendly terms. Shorts, who caught 42 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games last season, is thus slated to face competition for playing time opposite DeAndre Hopkins from the likes of fellow wideouts Jaelen Strong, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. In any case, Shorts' experience figures to be an asset to the team's passing game, now helmed by QB Brock Osweiler, and it's plausible that the 28-year-old wideout will carve out some PPR utility this season if he's able to mesh well with his new signal-caller.

Cecil Shorts
WR HOU (9)
3 months ago

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

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 (9)
7 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.

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 (9)
8 months ago

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

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 (9)
8 months ago

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

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 (9)
8 months ago

Shorts (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday.

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 (9)
8 months ago

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

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 (9)
8 months ago

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

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 (9)
8 months ago

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

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.