| Blackmon and Shorts both active -- Sun Oct 20 11:35 am --|
Shorts will play with injured shoulder
|Blackmon, Cecil Shorts good to go. (Ian Rappaport via Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: We expected Justin Blackmon to play but Shorts will be more of a gamble for fantasy owners. He had trouble sleeping this week due to the pain in his shoulder. He'll be a risky WR3 against the Chargers.
| Shorts, Blackmon Questionable -- Fri Oct 18 1:55 pm --|
Shorts wants to play
|Jaguars coach Gus Bradley listed receivers Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon, as well as strong safety Johnathan Cyprien, as questionable for Sunday's game against San Diego. Blackmon said there was no question he would be ready to play through his hamstring injury following Bradley's press conference. Shorts said his shoulder joint injury is still painful, but is planning on playing through it.
"I'm sure once the adrenaline kicks in, I'll play ball and deal with it," Shorts said. "It's something I have to fight through." (Florida Times Union)|
FF Today's Take: Blackmon has been expected to play but Shorts is more of a concern. The Jags and Chargers do kickoff at 1:00 PM ET so we'll get a better read on Shorts' status when the Inactives come out on Sunday morning.
| Blackmon returns to practice -- Thu Oct 17 4:25 pm --|
Shorts likely to be game-time decision
|Still sounding like Justin Blackmon will play. Cecil Shorts will be gametime decision. (John Oehser on Twitter)|
FF Today's Take: Blackmon is dealing with a hamstring injury or soreness, but that is not entirely unexpected for a player who has been asked to do so much so quickly following a four-game suspension. Shorts is having trouble raising his arm above his shoulder and complained that he has been unable to sleep because of the pain from his SC joint injury, so he's very unlikely to go. Desperate owners can look to Mike Brown, although there are most likely better options available in most leagues.
| Shorts, Blackmon sit Wednesday -- Wed Oct 16 3:30 pm --|
Jaguars' receivers miss practice
|WR Cecil Shorts (shoulder joint). Hurt on third play of Denver game. WR Justin Blackmon (hamstring/groin). Played through it against Denver. Both did not practice Wednesday. (Florida Times-Union)|
FF Today's Take: Blackmon is expected to play this week but Shorts (shoulder) is a bigger question mark. If Shorts sits, Mike Brown would get the start.
| Shorts could play Week 7 -- Tue Oct 15 7:00 am --|
|Cecil Shorts, who did not return after sustaining a sprained sternoclavicular joint - a joint near the clavicle and rib area - on the third play of a loss in Denver Sunday, hasnít been ruled out of the teamís game this weekend against San Diego, Bradley said Monday. "Heís sore now, so weíll know more in a couple of days,Ē Bradley added. ďThe good news is the joint is stable." (Jaguars.com)|
FF Today's Take: It sounds like this will be a pain tolerance issue and Shorts is likely to be a gametime decision this week. If he doesn't play, Mike Brown would see increased snaps.
| Shorts leaves with arm in sling -- Sun Oct 13 5:10 pm --|
Sprained right shoulder
|Cecil Shorts sustained a sprained right shoulder while trying to make a catch. He left the locker room with his arm in a sling. Coach Gus Bradley said Shorts will be evaluated Monday.
FF Today's Take: Shorts' early exit paved the way for Justin Blackmon to catch 14 passes for 190 yards against the Broncos. There is some concern that Shorts may have fractured a rib.
| Shorts back at practice Friday -- Fri Oct 11 12:55 pm --|
Jags receiver missed practice Thursday
|Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts returned to practice Friday as he continues to battle a groin injury and is listed as probable for Sunday's game at Denver. Shorts was given Thursday off as coach Gus Bradley wanted him to rest the injury. Bradley maintained Thursday that Shorts would play at Denver on Sunday. (Florida Tines-Union)|
FF Today's Take: It appears to be all systems go for Shorts on Sunday. Shorts leads all wide receivers in targets with 62. He's a good WR2 this week against the Broncos defense.
| Shorts sits Thursday, groin injury -- Thu Oct 10 1:30 pm --|
Expected to play
|Receiver Cecil Shorts missed practice Thursday with a groin injury, but is expected to be ready for the Broncos.
If Mike Brown and Shorts could play, the Jaguars would have the rotation they envisioned in training camp for the first time this season. Shorts would start alongside Justin Blackmon, with Brown and Ace Sanders operating mostly in the slot. (Florida Times Union)|
FF Today's Take: Missing a Thursday practice is a concern but it sounds like Shorts will play on Sunday. Owners will want to follow his practice status tomorrow and check Inactives on Sunday before putting Shorts in their lineup.
| Shorts expected to play -- Thu Oct 3 9:00 pm --|
Limited in practice due to groin injury
|Bradley also said receiver Cecil Shorts (groin), defensive tackle Roy Miller (shoulder) and receiver Denard Robinson (hamstring) would play vs. the Rams even though the three practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
(Florida Times Union)|
FF Today's Take: Sounds like the Jags will have their top two receivers (Shorts and Blackmon) on the field for Week 5. Both have a decent matchup against the Rams secondary.
| Gabbert to start in Week 4 -- Mon Sep 23 9:00 pm --|
Chad Henne back to the bench
|Itís Blaine Gabbert time again for the Jaguars.
Coach Gus Bradley said Monday the hand injury that sidelined the former first-round draft choice in the season opener has healed and he will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
FF Today's Take: Gabbert suffered a hand injury in Week 1 that required 15 stitches. This QB rotation is likely to continue for much of the season as the Jaguars appear to be headed for a dismal record. Downgrade Cecil Shorts slightly on this news.