LANDOVER, Maryland – Cecil Shorts III's doubtful status became certain 90 minutes before kickoff.
Shorts, who made the trip for the Jaguars' Week 2 game against Washington despite being listed as doubtful with a hamstring injury, was officially ruled out an hour and a half before kickoff late Sunday morning.
The veteran wide receiver was one of seven Jaguars players announced as inactive Sunday, with the others being safety Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), running back Storm Johnson (ankle), offensive tackle Austin Pasztor (hand), tight end Clay Harbor (calf), guard Tyler Shatley and offensive tackle Josh Wells.
Cyprien, Johnson and Pasztor had been ruled out Friday.
Cyprien will be replaced in the starting lineup by second-year safety Josh Evans, with Chris Prosinski and Craig Loston backing up the safety positions, and Shorts will be replaced in the lineup for a second consecutive game by rookie free agent Allen Hurns. Loston was signed off the practice squad on Saturday, with the team making room by releasing rookie defensive end Chris Smith.
Wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring), cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle) and tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee) also will start after being limited or missing practice at times this week.
With Lee and Hurns starting, the Jaguars will start the rookie duo for a second consecutive week. Fourth-year veteran Cameron Bradfield will start for Pasztor for a second consecutive week.
Pregame photos from the Jacksonville Jaguars and Washington Redskins Week 2 matchup