Cecil Shorts WR JAC 3 Months

Cecil Shorts is not yet fully recovered from his December sports hernia surgery.

Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and expects to be 100 percent shortly. "I'm on the right path where I'm able to run without any pain," he said. "I still have some work to do and I'm not 100 percent yet, but I'm looking to get there soon. Now, I have to get my strength back and confidence back." Still only 26 years old, Shorts returns as Jacksonville's clear-cut No. 1 receiver with Justin Blackmon serving an indefinite suspension.

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ESPN Jaguars blogger Michael DiRocco expects the team to wait to extend Cecil Shorts' contract until during the season.

Shorts is entering the final year of his rookie deal, which is set to pay him a $1.389 million base salary. As much as he flashed in 2012, Shorts took a step back this past season as he dealt with a shoulder injury and sports hernia operation that sent him to I.R. Considering who Shorts has had throwing him the football, he's been a major bright spot. As long as the Jaguars upgrade the quarterback position, Shorts shouldn't have a problem betting on himself.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Cecil Shorts said he will need six weeks of rehab following last week's sports hernia surgery.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Cecil Shorts (injured reserve) underwent sports-hernia surgery Thursday.

It's an operation that typically requires 4-6 weeks of recovery time. Shorts should be healed in time for the Jaguars' offseason program. Although Shorts had a down year compared to his breakout 2012, he remains a high-upside stash in Dynasty leagues. A real quarterback could do wonders for his fantasy value. Chad Henne won't be under center for Jacksonville in 2014.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Jaguars will place WR Cecil Shorts (groin) on injured reserve, ending his season.

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Coach Gus Bradley said Monday the Jaguars are "seriously" considering shutting down Cecil Shorts (groin) for Weeks 16 and 17.

In a blog post titled, "Shorts' season likely over," beat reporter Ryan O'Halloran writes that Bradley, Shorts, and GM Dave Caldwell will meet this week to discuss the possibility of shutting down their top receiver. O'Halloran believes "the decision is pretty clear," and Shorts won't be playing in the last two games. Shorts needs offseason surgery to repair the groin. If he were at risk of doing more damage by trying to play through it, it would be in the team's best interest to let Shorts get an early jump on the procedure and ensuing rehab. Look for Mike Brown and Ace Sanders to close out the year as Jacksonville's starting wideouts.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Coach Gus Bradley said Cecil Shorts' groin injury is not improving.

Shorts sat out the entire week of practice leading up to Week 15 and the loss to the Bills. That apparently wasn't enough to get his troublesome groin right and now it sounds like the Jags are seriously thinking about shutting him down for the final two games. Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Kerry Taylor will likely close out the season as the Jags' top-three wideouts.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Cecil Shorts (groin, shoulder) has no intention of shutting it down for the season.

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Cecil Shorts (groin) is inactive for Week 15 against the Bills.

Shorts has been playing hurt all season, but the latest aggravation of his groin injury proved to be too much. Shorts should be considered questionable for Week 16. His absence leaves Ace Sanders, Mike Brown and Kerry Taylor as the Jaguars' top three receivers. Only Sanders is worth WR3 consideration.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 8 Months

A source tells ESPN's Adam Schefter that Cecil Shorts (groin) won't play in Sunday's Week 15 game against the Bills.