He does know he’ll play if it’s at all possible.
Shorts, whose status for Sunday has been in doubt all week because of a sprained SC (shoulder) joint, worked on a limited basis Friday as the Jaguars went through their last full practice preparing to play San Diego Sunday in Jacksonville.
Shorts said after practice he thinks he’ll play against the Chargers.
“I’m not the guy to make predictions,” Shorts said as the Jaguars (0-6) prepared to play the Chargers (3-3) at EverBank Field Sunday at 1 p.m.
“But I’m doing everything I can to get on that field – so, yeah, I’ll be out there Sunday.”
Rookie wide receiver
“He got quite a few reps yesterday and we wanted to make sure that he would be available on Sunday,” Bradley said of Blackmon. “We think he’s good to go.”
Shorts, who left a loss to Denver Sunday after three plays, and Cyprien – who finished the game at Denver but missed practice Wednesday and Thursday – worked limited to get a feel for their progress.
Bradley said each could be a game-time decision.
“We’ve just got to really take as much time as we can with these guys getting back to health,” Bradley said.
Bradley said that wide receiver
“It’s just something I’ve got to deal with,” Shorts said. “I’m sure the adrenaline will kick in. I just have to play ball. You have to fight through.”
Shorts, who led the Jaguars in receiving yards last season, missed two games with concussions last season, but said he never before has been in a situation where he has spent the week preparing to play through pain.
“It’s kind of waiting to see – I don’t like it,” Shorts said. “It’s a weird injury, in a weird spot – there’s not much you can do for it, honestly.”
Asked about playing through pain, he said, “It will feel good as long as the ball’s in my hand. I’m not worried about it.”
Gratz, who has been out since the regular-season opener with high-ankle sprain, worked on a limited basis much of the week, splitting repetitions with veteran
Bradley said Gratz and Blackmon each likely will play the spot.
*Bradley said linebacker
*Lewis, who has missed five of six games this season, had what Bradley called a very good week and is expected to play Sunday. “I think we’ve got to be smart with him,” Bradley said. “He feels really good, though. Of all the guys I talked about he’s probably the guy we’re most confident about and the progress he’s made this week. I think we have to be smart as far as long drives. If it’s a ten-play drive, which would be a great thing, something like that would happen and we’d have to be smart.”…