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Cecil Shorts signs one-year deal with Bucs

ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 04: Cecil Shorts III #18 of the Houston Texans runs from Robenson Therezie #27 of the Atlanta Falcons after a catch in the second half at the Georgia Dome on October 4, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Getty Images

Wide receiver Cecil Shorts was unemployed for only a few days. Shorts visited the Buccaneers and signed a one-year deal on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported.

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.

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6 Responses to “Cecil Shorts signs one-year deal with Bucs”
  1. citizenstrange says: Sep 6, 2016 5:37 PM

    Nickname: Cecil “Eat My” Shorts

  2. DrSteveBrule says: Sep 6, 2016 6:06 PM

    He and Pierre Garcon played at division III Mount Union and have stuck around the NFL for 5 and 8 seasons now. Tip of the cap to you, sirs.

  3. maddenisfordorks says: Sep 6, 2016 6:28 PM

    Hope this guy has a good season and sticks around. Liked him on the Jags … he was just always banged up.

  4. belligerentbuc says: Sep 6, 2016 7:58 PM

    This kid will have a great year…Here’s to hoping he gets rewarded a long term deal!

  5. redskinfan1126 says: Sep 7, 2016 3:45 AM


  6. jags2daship says: Sep 9, 2016 11:49 AM

    It’s Cecil ” Salute Your” Shorts get it right. DUVVVVAAAALLLLL

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