RTC: Cecil Shorts wants 1,000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cecil Shorts came close last year and he's eyeing it again in 2013: 1,000 yards receiving.

The Jaguars' third-year receiver wants to reach that plateau, which would make him only the third player in franchise history to accomplish that feat, writes the Florida Times-Union's Ryan O'Halloran. Jimmy Smith did it nine times and Keenan McCardell did it four times.

"I'm trying to let it come to me but as a receiver that's what you want to hit," Shorts said. "That's the milestone for a receiver."

Shorts needs just 223 yards in the remaining three games to reach 1,000. He's averaging 60 yards per game, which would mean he'd end up with 957 yards, so he has to pick up his pace. He caught 55 passes for 979 yards last season.

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