Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts is back practicing this week, but the Jaguars are bringing him along slowly.
Shorts suffered a hamstring injury on the first day of training camp and didn’t return to practice until Sunday. Coach Gus Bradley said Shorts looked good in practice Sunday and Monday, but said they are “holding him back’’ during the drills.
“Obviously, he’s a guy that wants to take as many reps as he can. But we’re bringing him along slow in drill work. He gets two reps per period. We’ll gradually increase it to where he gets four and then take it from there,’’ Bradley said.
Although the regulars will generally play until the third quarter in Detroit, Shorts isn’t likely to see that much action. The goal for the Jaguars is to have him ready for full duty in the regular season opener at Philadelphia. Shorts and rookie Marqise Lee are listed at the top of the Jags depth chart at WR. Shorts is ranked 45th on our list but has fallen a bit due to his time missed.