Cecil Shorts III Out For Jags' Opener Versus Eagles

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without receiver Cecil Shorts III for the team’s season opener at Philadelphia.

Shorts III was held out of practice Thursday and Friday after feeling tightness in his left hamstring. This is the latest injury for the fourth-year wide reciever who has not been able to stay healthy since being drafted in the fourth round going 114th overall to the Jags'.

He missed more than three weeks of traning camp because of his right hamstring and sat out even more with a calf injury. Now he is having left hamstring issues. He also missed 11 games because of injuries through his first three NFL seasons.

Through 37 career games, Shorts III has 123 receptions that add up to 1,786 yards. The 26-year-old has added 11 touchdowns during his time in the NFL.