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WR Cecil Shorts - Houston Texans

6-0, 205Born: 12-21-1987College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 4

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Texans WR Cecil Shorts dislocated his shoulder in Week 4. The Texans have a short week before playing Thursday night, and Shorts did not practice on Tuesday, October 6th. He appears doubtful for Week 5.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 5): Shorts has a dislocated left shoulder. He'll be evaluated further on Monday to determine an appropriate course of treatment and the severity of the injury - his time away from the field is indefinite as of Monday morning.

General News (Tue Oct 6): is considered doubtful for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts because of the dislocated shoulder he suffered in Week 4.

Week 5: vs Indianapolis Colts

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Recent Stats and Projections

1 vs KC 63 0 0 0 8 4 57 0 0 5.7
2 at CAR 73 0 0 0 12 6 34 0 0 3.4
3 vs TB 61 0 0 0 9 6 58 0 0 5.8
4 at ATL 67 0 0 0 10 6 87 1 1 13.7
5 vs IND PROJ-Tremblay * 0 * * 0 * * * *

Recent Game Summaries

2015 Week 4 vs ATL (10 / 6 / 87 / 1 rec)

Shorts was nonexistent in the offense with Mallett in the game and the offense stagnant not moving the football. Shorts, just like Hopkins, came alive when Hoyer came in garbage time. Shorts started controlling the middle of the field with his routes and made some nice receptions in traffic. His biggest reception of the day came on a deep ball when he beat coverage from the slot position for a 42- yard gain that put the Texans at the one yard line. Shorts showed his speed and ability to get vertical and looked completely different as a player with Hoyer at quarterback. Shorts' day was capped off with a broken play that he had to improvise on for an 8-yard touchdown reception.

2015 Week 3 vs TB (9 / 6 / 58 / 0 rec)

Still learning the offense, Shorts is getting used to being able to adjust on the run. Shorts is getting more comfortable in the slot and had four reception for over 10 yards. His big reception came on 3rd down when he beat man coverage for a diving 11 yard reception late in the 4th quarter for a key first down. Shorts has the speed to eat up yards in the middle of the field but he is still learning the position within the offense. One thing is for sure, he looks much more comfortable in week three that the previous ones. Shorts is becoming Mallett's safety valve if Hopkins is covered and he is turning the slot position into a viable position for the offense.

2015 Week 2 vs CAR (12 / 6 / 34 / 0 rec)

Shorts' best reception of the game went for 12 yard when he ran a seam route out of the slot. He had to jump to make the play but he ended up getting hit hard but he held onto the pass. The Texans also tried to get Shorts involved with a smoke screen that ended up going for -5 yards then a jet sweep that only went for 1 yard. Shorts got away with one early in the game when he had respecting knocked out of his hands that appeared to be a fumble. The play ended up being reversed but it was a key moment where Shorts could have made a key third down reception.

2015 Week 1 vs KC (8 / 4 / 57 / 0 rec)

He is settling into his role as a slot wide receiver and he dropped the first smoke screen to him on the first drive. After that Shorts became a threat across the middle of the field. His long reception came on a drag route with a catch and run for 20 yards. He also showed some ability to work in the middle of the field in traffic and wiggle between defenders. His big miss came on a deep post from the arm of Hoyer that was not called a pass interference when the defender clearly hit Shorts before the ball arrived. The Texans showed they are not afraid to use Shorts on the quick smoke screens, intermediate or on deep routes to get him involved.


Latest News

Texans | Cecil Shorts not at practice (Tue Oct 6, 07:32 PM) - Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 6.

Our View: Shorts may not play on Thursday night against the Colts. Rookie Keith Mumphery could see more action if Shorts is inactive due to this injury.
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Texans | Cecil Shorts sits Monday (Mon Oct 5, 07:45 PM) - Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) did not participate in the team's walkthrough Monday, Oct. 5.

Our View: We should see increased snaps for rookie Keith Mumphery this week with a couple of Texans wide receivers banged up. Last week against the Falcons, Mumphery played a season-high 55 snaps. He finished the game with four catches for 56 yards. Fellow rookie Jaelen Strong might also be active for the first time this year on Thursday night game against the Colts.
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Texans | Cecil Shorts expected to miss Week 5 (Mon Oct 5, 01:56 PM) - Houston Texans WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder) is considered doubtful for the Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts because of the dislocated shoulder he suffered in Week 4.

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