Cecil Shorts could have a new team to play for relatively soon.
Shorts will fly to Florida to meet to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Wednesday, according to ESPN.
The wide receiver was released last week by the Houston Texans after the team decided to pair young receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller with DeAndre Hopkins.
Shorts caught 42 passes for 484 yards and had two touchdowns in one season with Houston. He spent his first four years in Florida with the Jacksonville Jaguars. His best season came in a Jags uniform in 2012 when he had 55 receptions, 979 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
If Shorts signs with the Bucs, the team will trot out an impressive trio of receivers. Tampa Bay already has Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson on the outside. The 6-foot-5 Evans led the team with 1,206 receiving yards last season. Jackson had a down year with just 543 yards. Both players led Tampa Bay in receiving yards but the team lacks depth behind them. Shorts’ addition at the slot receiver position would give Tampa Bay an assortment of options on the offensive end and three reliable wideouts.
Adding Shorts with Evans, Jackson and running back Doug Martin would not be too bad for the Buccaneers.