Jaguars standout receiver Cecil Shorts saw his most extensive work this preseason in Atlanta’s 24-14 win to conclude the exhibition schedule Thursday night at EverBank Field.
After playing 15 snaps last week against Detroit in his debut, Shorts was in the game until the midway point of the second quarter against the Falcons.
After the game, Shorts stated that he was ready for the season.
“Everything’s a go,” Shorts said. “I’m 100 percent.”
Shorts gutted through a sports hernia on his way to a 66-777-3 season. The 55-979-7 line he posted in 2012 (his second season) is a better indication of what he’s capable of. The addition of Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns should actually help Shorts avoid double coverage. This offense has some upside if the team finally decides to start Blake Bortles.