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Cecil Shorts Takes a Pay Cut To Stay With the Houston Texans

Cecil Shorts has taken a pay cut to stay with the Houston Texans.

Houston Texans wide receiver, Cecil Shorts III, has taken a pay cut to stay with the team. Reports say that Shorts has cut his base salary from $2.7 million to $1.2 million for the season, but now has been given a chance to get back $500,000 if he makes the roster. The pay cut totals $1 million, when all is said and done. 

Shorts signed with the Texans on a two-year deal worth $6 million in the 2015 off-season. With youth being infused into the team’s wide receiver depth chart, Shorts will have to win his roster spot before week one arrives. 

In 2015, Shorts had 42 receptions for 484 yards and two touchdowns, but he was slowed all season with various injuries. Having only played in 11 games, his lowest total since 2012, Shorts missed much of the season with shoulder and hamstring injuries. 


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