Cecil Shorts to miss multiple weeks of Jaguars camp


The Jacksonville Jaguars' offseason was marred by injuries to their wide receiver crew. The trend has continued early in training camp.

Cecil Shorts, the team's No. 1 pass-catcher, will miss multiple weeks of camp, coach Gus Bradley said Saturday, per the team's official website. Shorts missed time in OTAs with a calf injury and pulled a hamstring on Friday.

"I can't catch a break right now," Shorts said, "but it's all good I guess. My frustration level might be up at an all-time high, honestly."

Bradley wasn't worried about Shorts' readiness for the season, but it's a discouraging start to camp. The injury helps to highlight the lack of experience at the position for the Jaguars.

Rookies Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson will get more snaps with the starters in the coming weeks. Justin Blackmon, once the key to the group, has been suspended indefinitely by the league and recently was arrested again. He's not going to be back this year.

This is part of the reason why veteran Chad Henne is going to start Week 1 over No. 3 overall pick Blake Bortles. Putting Bortles out there with such a young receiving group would be too much to ask.

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