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.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

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 7 Months

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

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Cecil Shorts (groin) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Shorts will be a game-time decision against Buffalo, as previously announced by coach Gus Bradley. He'll be a dicey WR2/3 in fantasy semifinals week.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

According to Jaguars coach Gus Bradley, Cecil Shorts (groin) and Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) could both be game-time decisions for Week 15.

Joy to the world. Shorts has been playing hurt all season, but his groin has become a bigger issue after "flaring up." Sunday's showdown with the Bills' burnable secondary was set to be Shorts' first good matchup in weeks, but now he's shaping up as a risky WR2. The fact that Shorts has been playing at less than 100 percent nearly all year is working in his favor, but owners need to have a back-up plan ready.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC 7 Months

Cecil Shorts (groin) and Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) both missed practice again Thursday.

As previously reported, Jones-Drew won't test his hamstring until Friday and remains very questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. Shorts' status is getting murkier as well. Beat writer Hays Carlyon says the groin issue is "flaring up" and calls the Jags' No. 1 wideout a "question mark." If Shorts can't go, Mike Brown and Ace Sanders would be Chad Henne's top-two receivers. The good news is that we'll know Shorts' status nice and early Sunday as kickoff is scheduled for 1pm ET.