Texans bring Jaguars wideout Cecil Shorts in for a visit

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After cutting their own veteran receiver loose, only to watch him stay in the division, the Texans want to try to poach from a rival to help fill the void.

Well, maybe it’s not exactly the same.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are hosting Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts III on a visit today.

Shorts has routinely flashed potential with the Jaguars, but he’s also struggled with injuries during his four seasons there.

He’d be a competent second option, but hardly the kind of player they lost in Andre Johnson.