Jags lose Cecil Shorts for a couple of weeks

AP

At a time when the Jaguars have plenty of reasons for optimism, a mild amount of rain has fallen on a parade that potentially will lead the franchise quickly to relevance.

Via Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times Union, receiver Cecil Shorts has a hamstring strain that will keep him out for at least the next two weeks.  Shorts likely will miss the first two preseason games.

Shorts, who missed the first two preseason games a year ago with a calf strain, suffered the injury during practice on Friday.

“I think it frustrated him more than anything,” coach Gus Bradley said, via O’Halloran.  “He really wanted to come out here.  We trust Cecil so much as far as being ready mentally.  He knows what to do so we have enough time. We’ll be OK.”

Shorts’ absence gave rookie receiver Allen Hurns, among others, some opportunities with the first-team offense.