Houston Texans Bubble Watch Cecil Shorts III
When Cecil Shorts III signed with the Texans last year,Dick Butkus Jersey he was considered to be a an experienced receiver that can take the pressure off of DeAndre Hopkins and try to be the experienced wideout since Andre Johnson was let go.
Shorts had a strong sophomore season for the Jaguars in 2012,Matthew Stafford Jersey when he caught 55 passes for 979 yards and seven touchdowns. He followed that up with a career-high 66 catches in 2013.Peyton Manning Jersey But nagging injuries forced his numbers to drop across the board in 2014, and was cut after the Jags drafted two young wide receivers in Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson.Marcus Mariota Jersey
In 2015, Shorts was productive despite another injury-plagued year.DeForest Buckner Jersey He was a nice target in the first four games of the season, including a six-reception,Luke Kuechly Jersey 87-yard performance against Atlanta. But after that game,Jay Cutler Jersey his hamstring started to flare up again and played in only seven of the Texans' last 14 games.
Shorts also saw his numbers suffer due to the musical chairs at quarterback with Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.Taylor Decker Jersey Neither QB really targeted Cecil a whole lot (he had double-digit targets in only three games), while Hopkins got 31 percent of the pass targets.T.Y. Hilton Jersey Also, Jaelen Strong got more targets late in the season and showed signs that he could be a stronger weapon in the passing game than Shorts.Drew Brees Jersey
So to recap, Shorts was hurt for most of the season and put up his lowest stats in his career (42 catches, 484 yards and two touchdowns)