Shorts sits out of practice with groin injury

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts missed Wednesday's practice with a groin injury that he suffered during the team's morning walk-through.

Coach Gus Bradley said the injury doesn't appear to be serious. Bradley said Shorts, who is 10th in the NFL with 26 catches, felt his groin tighten up during the walk-through, and the team held him out of the afternoon practice as a precautionary measure.

Six other players missed practice on Wednesday because of injuries: receiver Mike Brown (back), receiver Stephen Burton (concussion), cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle), tight end Marcedes Lewis (calf), safety Dwight Lowery (concussion) and defensive end Jeremy Mincey (concussion).

Defensive end Jason Babin, center Brad Meester, and defensive tackle Roy Miller were given the day off.

Cornerback Alan Ball (groin), linebacker Geno Hayes (hip flexor) and receiver Denard Robinson (hamstring) were limited.