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Cecil Shorts, One of the NFL's Best Bargains, Is Still Paying His Student Loans
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Ah, those mid-round rookie contracts. If a guy catches 55 passes for 979 yards and 7 touchdowns in an otherwise anemic offense, and he does so despite starting just nine games in a season, you'd think he'd be flush with cash. But for Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts III, that's not been so. Despite a productive season in 2012 for a team that won just two games, Shorts is tied into the same CBA contract structure that prevents teams from re-negotiating with players in their first three NFL seasons. As a result, he's going to be one of the league's best values until the end of the 2013 campaign if he keeps on the same track.

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