The Texans released Shorts last weekend. He had started four games and played 11 in his only season with the Texans in 2015, but the Texans are going young at the position this season.
The Bucs were looking for experience at receiver with Louis Murphy still recovering from a torn ACL.
The highest draft pick ever, a fourth-rounder, from Div. III powerhouse Mount Union, Shorts, 28, played his first four seasons with the Jaguars. He’s started 38 of 61 career games and has 218 career receptions, 14 for touchdowns.