Buccaneers Promote WR Josh Huff To Active Roster, Place WR Cecil Shorts On I.R.


The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Tuesday that they’ve promoted WR Josh Huff to their active roster and placed WR Cecil Shorts on injured reserve.

Shorts told Britt McHenry on Monday that he tore his ACL, MCL and PCL while also dislocating his knee during Sunday’s win over the Chargers. Shorts added that he still plans on making a comeback to the NFL when he’s fully recovered from this devastating knee injury.

Huff was previously arrested for DUI, speeding, possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon, carrying six hollow-point bullets, and tinted windows.

Huff, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. He was in the third year of his four-year, $2,820,944 contract and set to make a base salary of $615,000 for the 2016 season when the Eagles cut him loose last week.

The Buccaneers signed him to their practice squad a month ago.

In 2016, Huff has appeared in seven games for the Eagles and caught 13 passes for 72 yards receiving and a touchdown to go along with three rushing attempts for 10 yards. He has also totaled 252 kick return yards and a touchdown for the Eagles on special teams.

Shorts, 28, is a former is a former fourth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract in Jacksonville before signing a two-year, $6 million contract with the Texans as an unrestricted free agent last year.

Houston ultimately elected to move on from Shorts coming out of the preseason. The Buccaneers later signed him to a one-year contract a few day later.

In 2016, Shorts appeared in nine games for the Buccaneers and caught 11 passes for 152 yards receiving and no touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 80 receiver out of 117 qualifying players.

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