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Cecil Shorts caught six passes for 54 yards before leaving Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Patriots late in the fourth quarter with a head or neck injury.

Shorts was targeted 11 times on the day, but he dropped a couple of passes while he was trying to get up field before having control of the ball. The Patriots seemed to make it a point to take Shorts away from the Jaguars, forcing Justin Blackmon and Jordan Shipley to beat them. The 54 yards were the fewest he's posted in a game since Week 5. Shorts now has 979 yards receiving on the season, but after taking a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Patrick Chung that left him groggy, Shorts could be in danger of missing the season finale versus the Titans. He's 21 yards away from becoming the first 1,000-yard receiver in Jacksonville since Jimmy Smith in 2005.