Shorts finished as the #22 fantasy WR despite starting the season behind Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson on the depth chart and missing two games due to injury. After the Jaguars' Week 6 bye, Shorts averaged 5.2-86-0.56 which project to #6 WR numbers. If the Jaguars can get decent play out of the QB position, Shorts will be a nice mid-round pick this year.
Sunday, July 28, 2013, 10:28am
It was a tough day for QB Blaine Gabbert. His first three plays were nearly-botched hand-off, fumbled exchange, and a collision with left guard Will Rackley to cause a fumble. Later, Gabbert lost possession when he tried to pump-fake a throw and also bobbled a shotgun snap.
Cecil Shorts owners should probably be rooting for Chad Henne in this horse race. Shorts finished as the #22 fantasy WR despite starting the season behind Justin Blackmon and Laurent Robinson on the depth chart and missing two games due to injury. After the Jaguars' Week 6 bye, Shorts averaged 5.2-86-0.56 which project to #6 WR numbers. If the Jaguars can get decent play out of the QB position, Shorts will be a nice mid-round pick this summer.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 11:51am
Robinson suffered multiple concussions in 2013 and his career is now in question.
Friday, February 22, 2013, 6:29pm
It sure sounds from an interview that Jaguars receiver Laurent Robinson and his wife, Kat, did recently with NFL Network correspondent Andrea Kremer at their Jacksonville home that he's still having serious obstacles in his recovery from four concussions suffered last season. And he might call it quits at the first sign of the problem surfacing again.
"I said to him, 'One more concussion, and you need to be done [playing],' " Kat told Kremer. While Kat said she understood Laurent's desire to keep playing, she's worried about her husband having dementia and Alzheimer's down the road.
Laurent, who was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 21 and has four years remaining on a $32 million contract, says he continues to suffer from severe headaches. It's so bad that he prefers not to go out in daylight. He told Kremer he also distances himself from his infant daughter if she's making noise. "I want to continue to play [football], but I still want to live until 80 or 90 years old," Laurent told Kremer.
If Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley watched that interview, they should have serious concern on how much Robinson can be counted on for the 2013 season.
Hopefully, Robinson can return to full health, but at this point, we are not counting on Robinson making much of a fantasy impact in 2013.
Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (concussion), who missed the Jets game, was cleared to do limited practice work, but his status for Sunday in Miami remains undetermined. He was injured late in the loss to Buffalo and didn’t start feeling symptoms until the plane ride home.
“It was rough on the plane and pretty much all last week, especially early in the week; it was pretty bad,” he said. “But right now, I’m feeling better. We’ll see how the rest of the week progresses.
“I wasn’t freaked out, but it was frustrating because there isn’t anything you can do for it — it’s not like a leg that you can ice,’’ he said. “You can’t get treatment for your brain. You just need to rest.”
Shorts wasn’t allowed to attend the Jets-Jaguars game, forcing him to watch at home. But seeing teammate Laurent Robinson struggle with four concussions, Shorts understands the caution. “[Robinson] told me to take my time and not rush back — he’s an example and [former linebacker] Clint Session is an example,” Shorts said. “I’m definitely going to be smart about this. As much as I want to play and would like to play, my health is more important.”
Friday, November 2, 2012, 7:13pm
Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Robinson is back in the mix, but Cecil Shorts is going to continue to start on the outside.
Thursday, November 1, 2012, 7:45pm
Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:32pm
Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 8. Robinson is not expected to play, but if he does it will be in a limited role. Cecil Shorts seems to be the best option in the Jacksonville passing game at this point.
Thursday, October 25, 2012, 7:20pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:21pm
Sunday, October 21, 2012, 3:04pm
Friday, October 19, 2012, 7:13pm
Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:15pm
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