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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. [url= http://www.wholesaleairmax97.com/]Nike Air Max 97 China Wholesale[/url] . - Cecil Shorts III might be in his final weeks with the Jacksonville Jaguars.With three games remaining, the Jaguars (2-11) have shown little, if any, interest in re-signing the fourth-year receiver whos in the final year of his rookie contract.And its tough to blame them.Shorts has 40 receptions for 419 yards and a touchdown this season, missed three games because of an injury and failed to step up since leading receiver Allen Robinson sustained a season-ending foot injury. With Robinson sitting out the last three games, Shorts has seven catches for 44 yards.If I could write it, it wouldnt have gone this way, Shorts said Wednesday.Shorts would love to get hot down the stretch, beginning Sunday at Baltimore (8-5), and either persuade the Jaguars to bring him back or put some solid performances out there for 31 other teams to see.Somethings going to work out eventually, he said. Its a matter of finishing strong and just letting go. ... Im not worried about it.Shorts, a fourth-round draft pick in 2011, has 163 receptions for 2,205 yards and 12 touchdowns in four seasons in Jacksonville. He signed a four-year deal worth $2.6 million.A Division III standout at Mount Union, Shorts wasnt expected to be a No. 1 receiver coming out of college. But free agent Laurent Robinson (concussions) and first-round pick Justin Blackmon (suspensions) didnt pan out, so Jacksonville dubbed Shorts the go-to guy. It may have been too much to ask.Injuries were his biggest problem, with Shorts missing 14 total games and never getting through a full season without any setbacks.He hoped to reverse the trend in 2014, but ended up sitting out most of training camp, the preseason and three of the first five regular-season games with a nagging hamstring injury.Hes healthy now and has enjoyed glimpses of success, topping 100 yards receiving against Tennessee and Dallas. But consistency has been an issue.He had his worst game of the season Sunday against Houston, catching two passes for 3 yards and dropping two balls. One of those hit him between the numbers in the fourth quarter and negated what looked like it would be a big gain in an 11-point game.Youre going to have bad games here and there, Shorts said. Mine happened to be this Sunday. Just going to go out there and put more focus on what Ive got to get done. Im not going to over-think or over-stress, just back to the grind.Shorts was targeted 10 times, but offensive co-ordinator Jedd Fisch said he only had a chance to make four catches. He added that he expects Shorts to bounce back against the Ravens.I think **** be fine, Fisch said. I think Cecil played a good game. It was just an unfortunate set of circumstances.Jaguars general manager Dave Caldwell had preliminary talks with Shorts agent about a new contract last summer, before Shorts got hurt again and before he struggled on the field.Although the Jaguars have about $60 million in cap space, bringing back Shorts doesnt appear to be a priority considering the emergence of second-round draft picks Robinson and Marqise Lee as well undrafted rookie Allen Hurns. And there have been indications that Blackmon could return in 2015.All those factors could have Shorts on the free-agent market. As appealing as that might be, Shorts would prefer to stay in Jacksonville.Of course youre going to be intrigued by it, he said. The team, I feel, is going in the right direction and it would be awful " I would feel terrible " if I end up somewhere else and this team is " boom! " going. I just want to be here and I want to be a part of it because Ive been through the rough times. 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The Canadian Football Leagues most outstanding player and leading rusher last season feels hes mentally ready to play Sunday when his Calgary Stampeders are in Ottawa to face the Redblacks. Concussion symptoms sidelined Cornish for six games and kept him from full practice until this week. Cognitive impairment wasnt one of those symptoms, so the 29-year-old from New Westminster, B.C., trained hard in his head. "I really focused on visualizing playing while I wasnt playing," Cornish said Friday. "It actually made it easier to come back. I almost feel Im more part of the game now that I did six weeks ago as funny as that sounds." You can watch live coverage on TSN and TSN GO today at 2:30pm et/11:30am pt. Cornish has made meditation part of his life and his training. Its helped him deal with the frustration of not being able to play, but he says it prepared him to return to the field. "Ive been meditating for a long time now, but having that much time to really delve into it and go from what I thought was a novice and now, Im maybe an intermediate level meditator," Cornish said "One of the goals I had this year was to get that monk-level status in terms of how open-minded I was and how compassionate I was. "This experience has been great for that because it allowed me an opportunity to forgive somebody who had done something to me and also seeing how many different factors can influence that one action. Its been really illuminating for me." Cornish was knocked unconscious by Montreal Alouettes linebacker Kyries Hebert in the fourth quarter of the season-opener June 28. An ambulance was summoned onto the field, but Cornish got up and walked to the clubhouse accompanied by Calgarys medical staff. Hebert was ejected from the game. The CFL fined him half a game cheque, which is the maximum under the current collective bargaining agreement. Unable to shake headaches and whiplash, Cornish was placed on the six-game injured list July 23. He says he felt ready to play two weeks ago, but Calgary could afford to take their time with the CFLs marquee player. Thanks in large part to the defence, the Stampeders have won all but one game during his absence. Calgary is tied for the West Division lead with the Edmonton Eskimos at 6-1. Calgarys one loss was by a single point to the B.C. Lions on Aug. 9. The Stampeders are 3-0 on the rooad this season. [url= http://www.wholesaleairmax97.com/]Cheap Wholesale Air Max 97[/url]. They beat the Redblacks 38-17 at home in Week 7. Cornish won a second consecutive rushing title in 2013 with 1,813 yards, which was the fourth-highest in CFL history. He also bettered his own record for most rushing yards by a Canadian. Cornish led the league and set a new Stampeder record in 2013 with 2,157 yards from scrimmage. His trampling of franchise and league records slowed this summer because of the enforced hiatus, but Cornish feels he can still accomplish his goals. "(Numbers), thats never been a factor," Cornish said. "Even last year, I wanted to accomplish a lot, but it was more having to do with the team. This year, having accomplished a lot, I dont really have any reason to set any numbers. "Absolutely if I played every game, good things would happen, but I think every game I play good things will happen." The tailbacks return can bolster an offence thats effective, but inconsistent. Calgary ranks fourth in total points and fifth in ball possession, but first in average points per game in the CFL. The Stampeders will play their first game in Ottawa since 2005 when they lost 33-18 loss to the Renegades at Frank Clair Stadium. Slotback Nik Lewis and long-snapper Randy Chevrier are the two current Stampeders who played in that game. The combination of ankle rehabilitation and ratio issues kept the 32-year-old Lewis out of Calgarys last three games. Lewis holds the franchise record for consecutive games with at least one reception at 166. Canadian running back Matt Walters also returned to the field this week following concussion issues. Receiver Jeff Fuller (shoulder) is out and Maurice Price (hand) is not yet ready to return, so Lewis is expected to get reps in Ottawa. "Im happy to be back and going back to Ottawa and playing a game," Lewis said. "Ive always prided myself on playing as much as I could. "Its frustrating when you cant go out and do what you know you can do in your mind. When you cant do it physically, its frustrating. Im glad Im not at that point any more." With kick returner-running back Jock Sanders still sidelined with an undisclosed injury, Sederrik Cunningham will see double duty. He had 120 return yards on four carries in Saturdays 30-20 win in Hamilton. "Sederrik did a great job for us last week in the return game," Stampeder head coach John Hufnagel said. "Now **** have a little bit more responsibility by being a receiver." 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