One of the more underrated free agents of the 2015 offseason, wide receiver Cecil Shorts has signed a two-year deal to join the Houston Texans for the 2015 season, according to Fox Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson.
Source says WR Cecil Shorts signing two year deal with Texans. He visited team today.
— Zac Jackson (@AkronJackson) March 16, 2015
Originally a fourth-round pick in 2011 by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shorts was virtually unused as a rookie. Though he had only two receptions that season, one went for a touchdown. From 2012 to 2014, he caught 174 passes for 2,313 yards and 11 touchdowns.
The Texans get a receiver with deceptive speed, as he showed here in scoring an 80-yard, game-winning touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts during the 2012 season. Shorts still has room to grow as a receiver—especially in the slot—so Texans fans should be happy with this signing. It’s good for 2015, but it’s even better for the future of the offense.
Shorts will likely replace Andre Johnson in the team’s starting lineup opposite DeAndre Hopkins.
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